Environment and Conservation Resources

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

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]

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A Free Nutrition Cluster Advocacy Toolkit

The Nutrition Cluster was established in 2006 as part of the Humanitarian Reform process. It is a partnership that aims to safeguard and improve the nutritional status of emergency affected populations by ensuring an appropriate Nutrition in Emergency (NiE) response at country level that is predictable, timely, effective, and at scale. Within the context of… [Read More]

A Free Coordination Handbook: Child Protection in Emergencies

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide actors with guidance on how to coordinate child protection responses in humanitarian contexts in order to ensure more predictable, accountable and effective child protection responses in emergencies around the world. This Handbook is designed for situations where the international community is formally engaged with the humanitarian response… [Read More]

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A Free Toolkit for Mainstreaming Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition

The Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Initiative shares a new open-access guide that collects lessons learned from four partner countries to help others harness agricultural biodiversity to transform the food system for development, food security and nutrition. Throughout its six years of experience in Brazil, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Turkey, the Biodiversity for Food and… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Creating Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Environments: Embracing Diversity

This Toolkit will be especially valuable for teachers who are working in schools that are beginning to change into more child-centred and learning-friendly environments, possibly due to reforms introduced by the Ministry of Education, a non-governmental organization (NGO), or another project. It provides you with useful tools to make your schools and classrooms more welcoming… [Read More]

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A Free Toolkit for Analysis: Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia

‘Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia: A Toolkit for Analysis’, has been prepared to provide USAID Mission staff working in the E&E region with a resource for conducting gender analysis in the context of project design. It is intended as a tool to assist in implementing USAID policy on promoting gender equality and female… [Read More]

A Free Girl Safety Toolkit for Practitioners

The aim of this Girl Safety toolkit is to support organizations in creating and expanding safe opportunities for girls. A safe programme needs to build the social capital of girls, not only to build their sense of comfort and support them in gaining and deploying skills, but also to provide them with an early sensing… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Action: Young Men and HIV Prevention

This guide serves to reinforce the benefits of working with young men and provides conceptual and practical information on how to design, implement and evaluate HIV prevention activities which incorporate a gender perspective and engage young men and relevant stakeholders. Specific topics include how to: Carry out a needs assessment to understand the influences on… [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]