The Open Forum for CSO Development Effectiveness1 is a global process set up by and for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) worldwide, to create a shared framework of principles that defines effective CSO development practice and elaborates the minimum standards for an enabling environment for CSOs, while at the same time promoting civil society’s essential role… [Read More]
Civil Society Resources
A list of free guides, how-to tools and other resources on Civil Society Development for NGOs and development professionals.
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The Climate Change Advocacy Toolkits have been structured to help you plan and deliver effective advocacy. These toolkits aim to guide and support civil society actors in the South in their efforts to advocate for pro-poor climate policies. They include a mix of: Instructions on how to plan and conduct advocacy interventions, A range of… [Read More]
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The Adaptation Coalition Toolkit was developed to promote the World Bank’s strategic priority to empower people by creating more inclusive, cohesive, and accountable societies in the face of climate change. The framework for this Toolkit was developed from testing its implementation over a two-year period in 24 Latin American case study communities in five countries…. [Read More]
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WHO guidelines on preventing early pregnancy and poor reproductive outcomes among adolescents in developing countries aims to improve adolescent morbidity and mortality by reducing the chances of early pregnancy and its resulting poor health outcomes. The WHO guidelines, Preventing early pregnancy and poor reproductive outcomes among adolescents in developing countries, provide both a call to… [Read More]
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In many parts of the world, diversity is on the increase in religion, secularism, culture and ethnicity, often dividing “us” from “them”. Diversity has always been a source of opportunity, but also a challenge to the peaceful coexistence of communities. Situations of polarization raise questions about the role of civil society, citizens and the state…. [Read More]
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Bringing the set of free toolkits, handbooks, manuals and resource guides useful for NGOs working in the area of women and gender equality. Whether you are working on gender equality, women’s rights, women empowerment or on any other women and gender related issues, these powerful resources will help you build your knowledge and skills for… [Read More]
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Here is a compilation of 35+ toolkits, designed for the the quick reference of the NGOs and CSOs on various pressing issues affecting the African continent. These toolkits have been made available by various international organizations and programs implemented across the world. A Free Private Health Policy Toolkit for Africa “Private Health Policy Toolkit for… [Read More]
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The Overseas Development Institute, as part of its Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme, has been looking at the links between research and policy for several years. It is now beginning a process of identifying, developing, distributing and delivering tools, resources and training support that can help researchers access policy processes, with the aim… [Read More]
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The toolkit is developed for use in facilitating advocacy sessions for civil society organization, extractive host community leaders and other stakeholders working to promote and protect human rights; and community security. The handbook contains practical toolkits that can be used by groups of people or individuals who are interested in promoting and protecting of human… [Read More]
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Rights to Water and Sanitation; A Handbook for Activists Written for community groups, human rights NGOs, rights-based development practitioners and aid workers to adopt or improve their human rights-based approachto advocacy on water and sanitation. It provides innovative and practical suggestions for promoting and protecting the rights to water and sanitation. This publication was produced… [Read More]
To facilitate a genuinely ‘people-centred’ ASEAN, it is imperative that civil society understand ASEAN and its vast work. This requires civil society groups to be more knowledgeable about ASEAN and to have the capacity and resources to engage with and influence ASEAN and its various bodies. Similarly, it is critical that women’s voices from ASEAN… [Read More]
VVOB, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and public education partners in Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia have joined forces to develop a practical approach to gender-responsive pedagogy for early childhood education (GRP4ECE). The Gender-Responsive Pedagogy in Early Childhood Education (GRP4ECE) toolkit empowers preschool teachers and school leaders to challenge gender stereotypes where they can… [Read More]
This “Institutional and Organizational Analysis and Capacity Strengthening” guide was funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP), the single largest climate change initiative for smallholder farmers worldwide. The purpose of this Guide is to support institutional and organizational analysis and strengthening (IOA/S) for design and implementation of programmes… [Read More]
Thousands of children, hundreds of community members and partner civil society organisation staff, and Plan International staff in 8 countries have contributed to the completion of this Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit. Children and community members worked with Plan International staff and its partner organizations to implement Plan’s Child-Centred Disaster Risk Reduction Programme, during the… [Read More]
Internally displaced persons, or “IDPs,” are part of the broader civilian population that needs protection and assistance because of conflict and human rights abuses or due to natural disasters. The focus on IDPs in this Handbook is not intended to encourage preferential treatment of IDPs to the exclusion of other populations at risk but, rather,… [Read More]
Climate governance is a difficult subject bringing together the social, technical, policy, financial and political elements of climate change. At the root of these issues remain grave concerns about Africa’s development needs and the need to address imperatives such as poverty, unemployment, food security and health. In addition, questions remain about whether the interests of… [Read More]
How does a newly democratized nation constructively address the past to move from a divided history to a shared future? How do people rebuild coexistence after violence? This Handbook presents a range of tools that can be, and have been, employed in the design and implementation of reconciliation processes. Most of them draw on the… [Read More]
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]
Advancing the Human Rights and Inclusion of LGBTI People: A Handbook for Parliamentarians has been jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). This Handbook sets out relevant human rights frameworks and highlights the role of parliamentarians in implementing Agenda 2030, to ensure no one, including LGBTI people,… [Read More]