Civil Society Resources

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

A Free Tool for Strengthening Civil Society Organizations and Government Partnerships to Scale Up Approaches

This tool is a living document that provides guidance on good partnership practices that promote strong relationships between civil society organizations and government representatives on engaging men and boys in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Its goal is to strengthen these partnerships in order to enable the scale up and/or… [Read More]

Free Toolkit for Action on how Sports can Contribute to Achieve SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development acknowledges sport as an important enabler of sustainable development, recognizing the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect and the contributions that it makes to the Sustainable Development Goals. This toolkit reflects the experiences of various UN entities,… [Read More]

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A Free Commonwealth Toolkit for Policy Progress on LGBT Rights

Across the Commonwealth incremental gains are being made in the struggle for equal rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) citizens. In many countries, governments and civil society have quietly expanded progress through areas of policy enacted by executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. While 40 of the 53 Commonwealth members still criminalise… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Civil Society to Resist the Privatisation of Education: Public Good Over Private Profit

This toolkit is intended as a resource for civil society coalitions and organisations with a rights-based understanding of education, who want to better understand the development and impact of privatisation in the education sector in their country, and who may be thinking about, or have already embarked on, advocacy against the harmful effects of privatisation…. [Read More]

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A Free Right to Education Handbook

The Right to Education Initiative (RTE) with UNESCO have developed this handbook to guide action on ensuring full compliance with the right to education. Its objective is not to present the right to education as an abstract, conceptual, or purely legal concept, but rather to be action-oriented. The ultimate aim of this handbook is to… [Read More]

A Free Handbook on Child-Responsive Urban Planning: Shaping Urbanization for Children

Shaping urbanization for children, a handbook on child-responsive urban planning, presents concepts, evidence and technical strategies to bring children to the foreground of urban planning. By focusing on children, this publication provides guidance on the central role that urban planning should play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from a global perspective to a… [Read More]

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A Free INSPIRE Handbook: Action for Implementing the Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

The INSPIRE handbook: action for implementing the seven strategies for ending violence against children explains in detail how to choose and implement interventions that will fit your needs and context. The seven strategy-specific chapters address the Implementation and enforcement of laws; Norms and values; Safe environments; Parent and caregiver support; Income and economic strengthening; Response… [Read More]

A Free LAW Property Rights and Gender Training Toolkit

This Program aims to increase farmers’ awareness of land rights, facilitate their ability to exercise these rights, collect evidence on the (key) barriers farmers face in upholding land rights, and strengthen the capacity of local civil society organizations and mass organizations to advocate for gender equitable application of existing laws. A key activity in the… [Read More]

A Free Good Practice Sourcebook on Health Impact Assessment

This publication provides practical tools and guidance on how development projects of the Asian Development Bank can improve the health of the communities that they serve. This sourcebook provides up-to-date information regarding ADB environmental safeguards, poverty and social analysis, and compliance procedures in order to support the process of health impact assessment. It is a… [Read More]

A Free Handbook for Monitoring Administrative Justice

This handbook provides an overview of main fair trial rights and OSCE commitments applicable to judicial hearings within administrative justice, as well as practical information for establishing and running a trial monitoring operation in the field of administrative justice. The handbook is based on international, European and other regional standards, including OSCE commitments, as well… [Read More]