Research and Development Resources

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

A Free Justice Learning in Transition, A Grassroots Toolkit

The Toolkit aims to empower, equip and encourage people to examine the local practicalities of transition in a social justice conversation. The Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) is centrally concerned with how political settlements can be made both more stable, and more inclusive of those affected by them beyond political elites. In particular, the programme… [Read More]

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]

A Free Toolkit for Health Care Providers in India: Reducing HIV Stigma and Gender-Based Violence

This toolkit was developed as the major output of the Reducing Stigma and Violence Toolkit for Health (SVTH) project. This project was jointly organized by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and Bhoruka Public Welfare Trust (BPWT), and funded by the Levi Strauss Foundation. This project built on two training manuals developed through… [Read More]

A Free Water Project Toolkit

The Water Project Toolkit addresses the sustainable development of the water sector and contributes to translating the international development policies on freshwater resources management into actual development cooperation activities. The Water Project Toolkit is intended to be used by sector stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society, development partners, Universities and other training institutions,… [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Indicator Development in Justice and Safety

The Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) at Harvard Kennedy School has designed a Toolkit for Indicator Development in Justice and Safety, which is a self-directed instructional tool to help government agencies and non-government organizations to measure complex operations or persistent problems in the justice sector. This self-directed guide may be used by… [Read More]

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A Free Global Handbook for Childhood: How to Measure Socio-economic Indicators and Child-targeted Public Spending in Developing Countries

The Global Handbook for Children aims to reinforce the struggle for the rights of the child, the main idea being to provide the methodological tools needed to build and interpret indicators of child health, education and nutrition. The first three chapters of the handbook act as a guide for those undertaking socio-economic research on the… [Read More]

A Free Handbook on Growing Up Without Violence: Respecting Children

Respecting Children has been designed to encourage discussion and reflection on the needs of 21st century children. Children are people in their own right, with contributions to make and ideas to share about family life and community. It is widely acknowledged that violence against children fundamentally breaches their human rights, and this is clearly stated… [Read More]

Take Care: A Free Toolkit provided by Save the Children

Save the Children ran the Take Care project with primary school aged children. Across the European project, partners also worked with teenagers, youth groups and children with disabilities. This toolkit is based on the work done by Save the Children UK. Take Care is designed to be used as a framework that can be adapted… [Read More]

DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit for Healthcare Providers

The DIMENSIONS: Tobacco Free Toolkit is designed for a broad range of healthcare providers, including direct providers, administrators, and healthcare organizations, this toolkit provides an education on tobacco use, skills for engaging in tobacco cessation discussions, efficient methods for assessing an individual’s readiness to quit, and information and research on treatments. Why is a Tobacco… [Read More]