BIDPA has Content Sharing Partnerships with various institutions around the world which has provided various digital platforms for the Institute’s research outputs. These include;
- Columbia University Press through the Columbia International Affairs Online, (CIAO) – CIAO is a full text online database of mostly aggregated content encompassing think tank reports, journal articles, department papers and ebooks in the field of international Affairs. The BIDPA material can be accessed from the database. Link; www.ciaonet.org
- South African Institute of International Affairs – Africa Portal. Africa Portal is a research repository and an expert analysis hub on African Affairs. The Africa Portal also curates a comprehensive collection of research material. Its library holds over 5 000 research reports, occasional papers and policy briefs. The entire repository is open access, equipped with a sophisticated search function and available for free, full-text download. The material in the library has been provided by Content Partners of the Africa Portal who benefit from wider dissemination of their research to a global community. Link; https://www.africaportal.org
- British Library for Development Studies is an Academic library. This library is affiliated with Institute of Development Studies. The collection of the library contains 800,000 volumes. The library circulates 8,000 items per year. Link; https://librarytechnology.org/library/41518
- World Economic Forum; The World Economic Forum features the BIDA content on its intelligence platform directly from the Institute’s content management system using RSS feeds. This establishes a direct channel for the content to feed into the Forum’s analytical tools and publish on its platform, making it available to all users.