See also: Madagascar news

123 Madagascar
Annotated directory of web sites on Madagascar.

African Studies Quarterly - Special issue on Madagascar
August, 1999, Vol. 3, No. 2 of the University of Florida, African Studies Center e-journal is a special issue on "The Politics of Conservation in Madagascar."

Agence universitaire de la Francophonie. Bureau Océan Indien. Antananarivo - Madagascar
In French. "Le Bureau Océan Indien de l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie a ouvert ses portes en septembre 1991 à Madagascar avec son Centre Syfed-Refer (ancienne dénomination des centres d'accès à l'information)." "Le Bureau Océan indien couvre 6 pays : Comores, Madagascar, Maurice, Réunion (France), Seychelles et Djibouti." Has a directory of universities and research institutes in Madagascar, the Bureau's newsletter, La lettre du BOI.

Anzinger, Gunnar - Governments on the WWW - Madagascar
Links to government sites, reference sources.

Archives Africa
A project of  King's College, London and the National Archives of Madagascar. The first country covered Madagascar has a catalog of document titles on Madagascar.

Association Madagasikara RAVINALA - Projets de Développement-Protection de l'Environnement
In French. Promotes tourism and industry, concerned with the environment and eco-tourism. Based in Antananarivo.

Banque Centrale de Madagascar
The country's central bank created in 1973. Full text finance reports, reports on NGOs from 2004 to 2009, foreign investment in Madagascar. Based in Antananarivo.

BBC Country Profile - Madagascar
Brief facts, leaders, the media. Includes an audio file of the national anthem.

California Academy of Sciences - Arthropods of Madagascar
"For over two decades, Academy scientist Brian Fisher has led research expeditions to this island nation in the western Indian Ocean near Africa, identifying more than a thousand new species of ants" Includes - A Model for a Global Inventory of Ants: A Case Study in Madagascar (13 p. in PDF). DNA barcoding for effective biodiversity assessment of a hyperdiverse arthropod group: the ants of Madagascar. Dracula Ants: the Missing Link. Based in San Francisco, California.

CARE - Madagascar
CARE's projects in Madagascar. Describes CARE's health and community development programs, Mahavelona (including a village school) which was devastated by Cyclone Bonita in 1996, a visit to the Périnet Reserve home to many lemurs, work to save the rain forests of Masoala National Park.

Centre d'Information Technique et Economique (Antananarivo)
Publishes & distributes academic, scientific, and legal books on Madagascar. Has a database of publications on Madagascar.

Centre des Langues de l'Académie malgache / Foibe momba ny Teny
In Malagasy and French. "...un organe constitué au sein de l'Académie malgache" Has a Bibliography covering dictionaries, vocabulary, lexicons, manuals.

COMESA, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
"COMESA [formerly the PTA] exists as an organisation of free independent sovereign states which have agreed to co-operate in developing their natural and human resources for the good of all their people'. With its 19 member states and population of 300 million it forms a major integrated trading block." Has information on customs tariffs by country, road/transport including road distances, economic profiles for each country (Angola, Burundi, Comoros, D.R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) etc. Has the text of Doing Business with COMESA: the Handbook, legal guides to establishing business, etc.

Commission Electorale Nationale Independante pour la Transition, CENI-T
In French. Established 2012 to organise and supervise elections. Election laws, the Constitution, etc.

Data Telecom Services (DTS)
First internet service provider in Madagascar.

Earthwatch Institute - Expeditions
Offers expeditions to Madagascar. Earthwatch is a nonprofit organization which supports scientific field research, based in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Madagascar Carnivores - tour to track the "...habits of rare endemic carnivores to assure their survival."
Madagscar's Lemurs - Find, follow, observe, and record behavioral and ecological data on wild black lemurs.

Ecole Vinet de Madagascar
In French. Rural school in Ambohimalaza seeks support. The school was founded in 1904 by the Swiss missionary, Julie Dériaz. Facts about the school and slides.

Ethnologue - Madagascar
From the publication, Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 13th ed. (Dallas, Tx.: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1996), edited by Barbara F. Grimes. For each African country provides no. of speakers, dialects, linguistic affiliation, etc.

Institut de recherche pour le developpement a Madagascar (Antananarivo)
In French. IRD is the former ORSTOM. Conducts research in health, the environment, society and its relations to the economy. Search the IRD Indigo Base for photographs & videos.

Institut Pasteur de Madagascar
In French. "L'Institut Pasteur de Madagascar (IPM) aujourd'hui est un important Centre de Recherche Biomédicale. Ses domaines d'activité sont essentiellement la biologie médicale, la microbiologie et l'épidémiologie appliquée aux maladies infectieuses transmissibles." History of the Institute from the 19th century includes early photographs. Full text of Atlas évolutif du paludisme à Madagascar (malaria) and of Atlas de la peste à Madagascar (plague). Based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Journal de Santé Publique de Madagascar
In French. Abstracts of some articles.

In French. Publisher of legal books and legal texts on cd-rom. Founded 2000. Based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Library of Congress Country/Area Studies - Indian Ocean, Five Island Countries
Information on the history, society, economy, politics, national security of Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives. Published 1995. 407 pages.

Madagascar. Assemblee Nationale
In Malagasy and English. Pages may take a while to load. History, the Malagasy Constitution (in French), national assembly deputies by political alliances, by province, by Assembly committees.

[Madagascar] Banque Centrale de Madagascar
In French. The central bank for Madagascar. Full text online of Bulletin de la Banque Centrale de Madagascar, the Rapport annuel.

Madagascar Conservation and Development (Zurich)
Open access, peer reviewed e-journal. Based at the Institute and Museum of Anthropology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Topics include deforestation, national parks and the local community, local vs western views re land, fish survey, fisheries, failure of captive-breeding of turtles.

Madagascar. Embassy. Washington.D.C.
Official site. Visa information, travel and tourism, maps, bibliography, videos, history, natural history, investor information, links to other Malagasy sites. Includes information from Jean-Marie de La Beaujardière, Honorary Consul of Madagascar in California.

Madagascar. Institut National de la Statistique
Basic statistics, Economic indicators (Estimation de la population 2002, Indices des prix à la consommation, Indices de production industrielle des entreprises franches, Etablissements formels nouvellement créés à Antananarivo.) Issues of its bulletin (in Malagasy), Sehatra. Lists of its documents with tables of contents. Based in Antananarivo.

Madagascar. Ministere de la Culture et du Tourisme
In French. Official site. Invest in the tourism sector.

Madagascar. Ministere de l'Education Nationale
In French. Official site. Full text of the Annuaires Statistiques (selection from 1999-2000 to 2010-2011), directory of higher education institutions

Madagascar. Ministere de la Justice
In French. Has full text of the Constitution, the penal code, the civil procedure code, lists its publications.

Madagascar. Ministere des Telecommunications, des Postes et de la Communication
In French. Official site. Has Lettre de Politique Nationale du Secteur des Telecommunications et TIC.

Madagascar. Presidence
In French. President's speeches, press releases, photographs.

Madagascar: Recent Economic Developments (1997)
The full text of International Monetary Fund Staff Country Report No. 97/106 in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, 125 pages.

Madagascar. Special Advertising Supplement to the New York Times, April 10, 2003
Full text of a supplement on Madagascar's economy, business opportunities. President Marc Ravalomanana's cabinet. From Summit Communications which produces special sections that appear in the New York Times.

Madagascar, the Unknown Island
Maintained by Andry William Ratsimandresy. Information on Malagasy musical instruments, a directory of Madagascar newspapers, a bibliography on Malagasy language and linguistics by Dr. Charles Randriamasimanana, University of Oxford, Center for Philology, Linguistics & Phonetics, U.K.

Malagasy/Indo-australo-malesian Phytogeographic Connections
Technical paper on the geographical distribution of Malagasy plants by George Schatz of the Missouri Botanical Garden. (Paper to be pub. 1996 in W.R. Lourenço (ed.), Biogeography of Madagascar. Editions ORSTOM, Paris.)

Malag@sy Miray
In French. Blog on Madagascar.

Measure DHS - Madagascar Demographic and Health Surveys
Statistics and many detailed full text reports. Topics include malaria in Madagascar

Men, Pierrot - Pierrot Men, Tales of the Island
Photographs of Madagascar by photographer, Pierrot Men, born in Fianarantsoa. On the Tamarin gallery site.

Mouvement pour le Progrès de Magagascar / Mpitolona ho amin'ny Fandrosoan'i Madagasikara, MFM
In French and Malagasy. Political party founded in December 1972 by Manandafy Rakotonirina. Believes in "l'élaboration d'un Etat, d'une économie dirigée par la masse prolétarienne révolutionnaire...." Party history, manifesto, declarations, interviews, biographies, editorials, news, photographs, and the statutes and charter for the "Collectif Indépendant pour la Défense de la Démocratie à Madagascar" (C.I.D.D.M)". Based in Madagascar. Web site based in Paris, France.

New York Public Library - African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World
From the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL. "...original the historian Omar H. Ali... dozens of images of paintings and photographs..., maps, and segments of documentaries." East Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Perisan Gulf, South Asia, East Asia. Video from From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora. Bibliography (books, articles, films).

Parcs Nationaux et Réserves Naturelles de Madagascar
In French. Official site.

Permanent Mission of Madagascar to the United Nations (New York)
In English. Country facts, travel information, links to related sites. .

In German, French, Dutch, English. "...a Malagasy company in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar....directed by the Swiss anthropologist Franz Stadelmann, a former aid-worker. With his team of Malagasy collaborators he organises seminars and workshops, evaluations and feasibility studies. And trips....throughout the country: individual trips, study-trips, thematic travels and adventurous trips like river-rafting, trekking, biking and jungle-hiking."

Randriamasimanana, Charles - References on Malagasy Language and Linguistics
A bibliography on Malagasy language and linguistics by Dr. Randriamasimanana of University of Oxford, Center for Philology, Linguistics & Phonetics, U.K. It includes journal articles. Maintained on the web site of University of Oslo, Norway.

See also Malagasy Clause Structure, 19 p. in PDF.

[Rasolovoahangy] Emma Rasolovoahangy
In Malagasy, French, English. Dr. Rasolovoahangy is a business entrepreneur, President of PetroMad (oil resources). She has a Ph.D. in geophysics from Stanford University.

SALFA, based in Antananarivo, is the Health Department of the Malagasy Lutheran Church (MLC). SALFA trains Malagasy staff and provides continuing education programs and schooling facilities. All centers' medical staffs and administrators are Malagasy. See also Serving Others Abroad, SOA.

Sharp, Lesley A. - The Possessed and the Dispossessed: Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town 1993.
Full text of the book published by the University of California Press (Berkeley). "...portrait of a complex, polycultural urban community in Madagascar emphasizes the role of spirit medium healers,...These women... are far from powerless among the peasants and migrant laborers who work the land in this plantation economy."

Smithsonian. National Museum of African Art. Gifts and Blessings. Textile Arts of Madagascar
Very attractive site. "The Malagasy exchange cloth to demonstrate ethnic identity, status and ties of mutual respect and loyalty." Background / history of cloth, photographs, artists' profiles, royalty and diplomatic gifts, role of cloth in funeral customs. Activity pages help students learn about the music, language, and geography of Madagascar.

A catalog of the exhibit has been published: Gifts & blessings textile arts of Madagascar. Author: National Museum of African Art (U.S.) [Washington, D.C. : National Museum of African Art,] 2002.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Madagascar
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. CIA World Factbook - Madagascar
Basic facts on the geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues. Includes a map.

United States. Department of State. Report on Human Rights Practices - Madagascar
2012 Report, 2011 Report, 2010 Report, 2009 Report, 2008 Report, 2007 Report, 2006 Report, 2005 Report, 2004 Report, 2003 Report, 2002 Report, 2001 Report, 2000 Report, 1999 Report, 1998 Report, 1997 Report, 1996 Report, 1993-1995 Reports.

United States. Embassy. Madagascar
Investing in Madagascar. Visa and travel information. Press releases. News. USAID programs.

Université d'Antananarivo
In French. Includes information on Faculté de Médecine and other faculties, on institutes such as L'Institut de Civilisations-Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie, Institut pour la Maîtrise de l'Energie, l'Institut & Observatoire de Géophysique d'Antananarivo, Laboratoire des Radioisotopes.

Universite de Fianarantsoa
In French. Has an Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l'Environnement, a Faculté de Droit, a Faculté des Sciences.

Universite de Mahajanga
In French. Includes the Institut d'Odonto-Stomatologie Tropicale de Madagascar

Universite Nord Madagascar
In French.

Universite de Toamasina
In French. Includes information on the various centers - Centre d' Études et de Recherches Ethnologiques et Linguistiques, Centre d' Enseignement de Langues Vivantes Appliquées, Centre pour l' Environnement et le Développement Intégré, Centre de Formation pour l' Entrepreneuriat, on the École Nationale Supérieure des Douanes, Educapole: Université Virtuelle Francophone.

Universite de Toliara

University of Pennsylvania African Madagascar Page and Search Engine
Maps, embassy directory, travel, language information, etc., created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility for their very large web site.

Wild Madagascar
On Madagascar's biological and cultural richness. Maps (satellite map with parks, cities, and roads labeled, political, vegetation, environment, soil degradation, etc. most from FAO). Describes the environment, wildlife, birds, flora. Photographs by Butler and others. Maintained by Rhett A. Butler. The website has ads.