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 European Climatic Risk Toolkit

An RICS research report and online tool will help the built environment sector in eight European countries to determine the risk and impact climate change will have on non-domestic, or commercial, buildings. The effects of climate have always been a major consideration when planning and designing effective and efficient buildings. Until recently buildings were planned… [Read More]

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A Free Gender Equality in Labour Migration Law, Policy and Management (GEM) Toolkit

The Gender equality in labour migration laws, policy and management GEM Toolkits is a set of nine practical tools, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to facilitate the implementation of gender mainstreaming strategies in labour migration and related employment, social protection, and equality laws, policies, programmes, projects, as well as in day-to-day labour migration… [Read More]

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A Free Toolkit on Eliminating Violence Against Women And Girls With Disabilities in Fiji

The toolkit is part of the pilot project called a Toolkit on Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Fiji. The project is a joint partnership between the Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation and Pacific Disability Forum, supported by financial and technical assistance from UN Women, with primary funding from Australian Department of Foreign… [Read More]

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Jhpiego’s Free Gender Analysis Toolkit for Health Systems

Jhpiego Gender Analysis Toolkit is a practical guide for public health professionals seeking to understand how gender can impact health outcomes, both through service delivery and access to information and care. Its primary focus is sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. The purpose of the Gender Analysis Toolkit is to provide research questions… [Read More]

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A Free Practical Handbook: Mainstreaming Gender in Energy Projects

Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Projects: A Practical Handbook has been developed by the ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy. ENERGIA was launched in 1996 as an initiative of committed individuals working on gender and energy research and advocacy. The ENERGIA network is hosted by the ETC Foundation in the Netherlands. This Handbook on… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook: Resource Box for Resilient Seed Systems

The resource box for resilient seed systems, developed by a multidisciplinary team of Bioversity International researchers, is a tool that supports research and capacity building on resilient seed systems in the context of adaptation to climate change. The eight modules of the box represent eight steps of a participatory research cycle from situational analysis to… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook for Practitioners: Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade

This handbook distills observations, best practices, lessons, and recommendations tailored specifically to personnel charged with planning and assessing U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to inform, influence, and persuade. It was developed as part of the project “Laying the Foundation for the Assessment of Inform, Influence, and Persuade Efforts,” which sought to identify and recommend… [Read More]

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A Free Development and Pilot Test of the RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism

The goal of the RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism is to build the knowledge and skills of those responsible for implementing CVE programs in support of program self-evaluation. Such evaluations are critical to assessing the program impact and can inform decisions about whether to, sustain, scale up, or discontinue program activities. RAND… [Read More]

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Free Toolkit for the Economic Analysis of Invasive Species

The toolkit has been produced under the auspices of the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). GISP was founded in 1997 as a small, mainly voluntary partnership programme, by three international organizations: The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), CAB International (CABI), and the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE). In early… [Read More]

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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]