Business and Development Resources

A list of free guides, how-to tools and other resources on Business and Development for NGOs and development professionals.

A Free Toolkit on Poverty Reduction through Tourism in Rural Areas

A toolkit on poverty reduction through tourism has been produced. It aims at assisting developing and least developed countries to create a sustainable tourism industry and businesses based on decent employment. It is oriented towards SMEs and local communities in rural areas and includes case studies, training sessions and best practices. The toolkit illustrates the… [Read More]

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Download this Free Employment Toolkit “Making the Business Case: Getting Jobs for People with Developmental Disabilities”

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Free Employment Toolkit “Making the Business Case: Getting Jobs for People with Developmental Disabilities”

The “Making the Business Case” Toolkit is designed to help people with disabilities get jobs. This Toolkit demonstrates ways to better connect with businesses and potential employers to discuss the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. The Toolkit serves as a “how to” guide for communicating using a business-focused approach to increase job placements. As… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook for Corporate Action: Business and Biodiversity

This handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, and guidance on corporate biodiversity strategies. The current status of the debate is illustrated by specific case stories, thus providing an opportunity for companies to highlight their renewed commitment to an issue of high importance. The accompanying… [Read More]

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A Free Toolkit for Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Jordan

This toolkit is a component of a Global Environmental Fund (GEF) Medium-Size Project (MSP)” Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Sylvo-pastoral and Rangeland Landscapes in the Al Sharah Agricultural Development Region of Southern Jordan”. This GEF funded project aims at promoting a novel approach to mainstream biodiversity in Jordan by supporting new approaches to ecosystem management, policy… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook for Practitioners: Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade

This handbook distills observations, best practices, lessons, and recommendations tailored specifically to personnel charged with planning and assessing U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to inform, influence, and persuade. It was developed as part of the project “Laying the Foundation for the Assessment of Inform, Influence, and Persuade Efforts,” which sought to identify and recommend… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook for Practitioners: Democratic Dialogue

Democratic Dialogue: A Handbook for Practitioners aims to provide decision-makers, dialogue promoters and practitioners with a practical guide on how to organize, facilitate and assess dialogue processes. It combines conceptual and practical knowledge, while providing practitioners with an extensive repertoire of relevant tools, experiences and approaches adapted to the issue at stake, the local context… [Read More]

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A Free Gender Strategy Toolkit

This toolkit has been developed to help organizations leverage the value of the benchmark data in a strategic, structured and sustainable way. The toolkit also provides guidance for those organizations aiming to adopt best practice or become WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE). Aims of the toolkit Identify the on-ramp points to the… [Read More]

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Evaluating Effectiveness: A Framework for Assessing Management of Protected Areas

The evaluation of management effectiveness is generally achieved by the assessment of series of criteria (represented by carefully selected indicators) against agreed objectives or standards. The following definitions refer specifically to the context of protected area management effectiveness. Management effectiveness evaluation: is defined as the assessment of how well the protected area is being managed… [Read More]