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 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]

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]

A Free Community Development Toolkit

Community Development Toolkit was the product of a joint project between the World Bank Group’s Oil, Gas and Mining Policy Division, the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). The development of this revised toolkit was informed by a review of the usage of the 2005 version…. [Read More]

A Free Handbook for Addressing Project-Induced In-Migration: Projects and People

This handbook is designed to assist the wide range of stakeholders who are directly and indirectly affected by project-induced in-migration and involved in its management, including: Private sector entities establishing projects in areas with a medium-high risk of projectinduced in-migration; Local, regional, and national governments that promote private sector economic development; Government departments, non-governmental organizations,… [Read More]

A Free FrontEnd Toolkit to Transform Ideas into Intelligent Action

This FrontEnd Toolkit is about applying Design Thinking to transform new ideas into innovative products, services and businesses with an impact. The front end development of new user and customer-oriented solutions is a key opportunity as well as a significant challenge for organizations and success is built on collaborative approaches. The overall objective is to… [Read More]

A Free High Conservation Value Forest Toolkit for Papua New Guinea

The Papua New Guinea High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) toolkit was developed through consultative processes and peer reviewing by experts and stakeholders. The HCVF concept was initially developed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for use in forest management certification. Within FSC certification, for compliance with Principle 9, forest managers are required to identify any… [Read More]

A Free G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit

Each year, governments, financial institutions, companies and consumers around the world are investing more than USD 221 billion into capital expenditure in buildings, industry and transport, to improve energy efficiency. For G20 countries, who are responsible for over 80% of primary energy consumption and 80% of green house gas emissions globally, energy efficiency and improved… [Read More]

Free Zambia Partnering Toolbook: An Essential Guide to Win-Win Collaboration for Sustainable Development

This toolbook is designed to support the uptake and delivery of partnerships that contribute to sustainable development in Zambia. It provides the rationale for forming these partnerships and offers a range of practical tools that can help people work in partnership more effectively. The toolbook supports the work of the Zambia Business in Development Facility…. [Read More]

A Free Better Together Guidebook: Unleashing the Power of the Private Sector to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases

The guidebook begins to set out how to bridge the divide between societal sectors, to engage with business and create effective partnerships to address the cause of NCDs. This guidebook has been designed particularly for non-profit organisations who wish to partner with companies against NCDs. It provides a number of frameworks to help ‘situate’ a… [Read More]

A Free Handbook on Poverty and Social Analysis

The Handbook on Poverty and Social Analysis: A Working Document is designed to be a valuable resource to help staff of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), government officers, consultants, project sponsors/borrowers, and other stakeholders to effectively address the poverty and social dimensions of ADB’s operations. Ultimately, the handbook aims to contribute to positive development outcomes… [Read More]