Sustainable Development Resources

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

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]

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]

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]

Free Toolkit for Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

The coastal and marine environment plays a vital role in supporting human welfare by virtue of its immense biological and mineral resources and the life-supporting systems it provides. Production operations and economic installations along the coast, such as marine fishing, aquaculture, agriculture, oil and gas exploration, ports and harbours, and tourism, contribute significantly to the… [Read More]

A Free Good Practice Handbook: Addressing Project Impacts on Fishing-Based Livelihoods

This handbook is intended to be a guide for projects whose development and operations impact upon fish resources and the fishing-based livelihoods of small-scale subsistence and artisanal fishermen who depend upon these resources. The Handbook may also be used by projects that aim to contribute to the sustainable development of fishing-based livelihoods in fishing communities… [Read More]

The Future We Want: A Free Toolkit to Promote Gender Equality

Gender equality is fundamentally related to sustainable development and is part of delivering our commitments to equal human rights for all. This toolkit, which is the product of a co-funded EU activity, is designed to be used by organizations of the visually impaired. It is produced and released in a special year, as 2015 marks… [Read More]

A Free Save the Children Gender Equality Program Toolkit: Engendering Transformational Change

Gender equality is inextricably linked to child rights, and around the world gender discrimination results in critical child rights violations. As Save the Children, it is essential that we identify and address the specific needs of girls, boys, women, and men across our program cycle if we are to fulfill our vision of a world… [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]

Free Zambia Partnering Toolbook: An Essential Guide to Win-Win Collaboration for Sustainable Development

This toolbook is designed to support the uptake and delivery of partnerships that contribute to sustainable development in Zambia. It provides the rationale for forming these partnerships and offers a range of practical tools that can help people work in partnership more effectively. The toolbook supports the work of the Zambia Business in Development Facility…. [Read More]

A Free Toolkit for Integrating Climate Change into the Development Project Cycle

This Toolkit is designed to facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation into development projects. It is organised around the following, simplified stages in the project cycle: analysis, design and implementation. Information & knowledge management, including monitoring and evaluation, is treated as an ongoing function which is integrated into each of these stages. A Toolkit… [Read More]