Democracy and Good Governance

A list of free guides, how-to tools and other resources on Democracy and Good Governance Resources for NGOs and development professionals.

A Free Community-Based Practitioner’s Guide: Documenting Citizenship and Other Forms of Legal Identity

This guide was developed in Response to the Growing Recognition of the opportunity for community-based justice actors to assist individuals and communities suffering from a lack of documentation of citizenship or other forms of proof of legal identity. This guide is the result of a series of consultations, discussions on addressing statelessness, and lack of… [Read More]

A Free ICTs for Feminist Movement Building: Activist Toolkit

This toolkit aims to help organisations and activists to strengthen their use of ICTs to help build movements that challenge inequality and put women’s voices and experiences front and center in their communications. The toolkit assist activists to think through their communication strategies in a way that supports movement building. It offers a practical guide… [Read More]

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A Free Assessment Toolkit: Assessing Gender-Sensitive Implementation and Country-Level Monitoring of the Tenure Governance

ActionAid International has been working over the last few years with women and rural communities to challenge commercialization of land, which leads to loss of their rights to and control over land and other resources. The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of tenure of land, forest and Fisheries – VGGTs, together with the AU… [Read More]

10 Free Toolkits on Human Rights You will love to Download

Here is a compilation of 10 toolkits on human rights you can download for free. These toolkits have been made available by various human rights organizations and programs implemented across the world. A Free Human Rights Education toolkit: Write for Rights 2018 The Human Rights Education (HRE) Write for Rights (W4R) toolkit was created to… [Read More]

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A Free RFGI Handbook II: Implementing Improved Natural Resource Governance in Practice

This Responsive Forest Governance Initiative Handbook defines basic democratic concepts and explains how democratic governance works. It then lays out responsive forest governance principles to be used when working with local government, parallel organizations, and citizens. Finally, the handbook provides two assessment tools, the Preliminary Institutional Landscape Assessment (PILA) and the Local Environmental Governance Assessment… [Read More]

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A Free RFGI Handbook I: Leveraging Local Democracy through Forestry

This Responsive Forest Governance Initiative Handbook defines basic democratic concepts and explains how democratic governance works. It then lays out responsive forest governance principles to be used when working with local government, parallel organizations, and citizens. Finally, the handbook provides two assessment tools, the Preliminary Institutional Landscape Assessment (PILA) and the Local Environmental Governance Assessment… [Read More]

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A Free Guide to Reporting Civic Space: Media Toolkit

This toolkit was produced by CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance, as part of the Civic Space Initiative (CSI). A partnership between CIVICUS, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), ARTICLE 19, and the World Movement for Democracy, The Civic Space Initiative (CSI) is working to protect and expand civic space by fostering an enabling… [Read More]

Civil Society and Human Rights in Peril: Threats and Responses Across the World

[MUSIC PLAYING] Everybody, I know it's a Friday It's been a long week and this is the last mile, but you're all here for what I think is a very exciting event, this panel on Civil Society and Human Rights in Peril My name is Patrick Keller I'm a professor in the department of sociology,… [Read More]