Sustainable Development Resources

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

A Free Good Practices Guide and Training Package: Unemployment Protection

This unemployment protection guide covers knowledge, expertise and instruments that were developed through technical assistance to ASEAN countries provided by the ILO/Japan Project, Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia. It can be used also as a toolkit by policy-makers to conduct feasibility studies for the design of unemployment benefits schemes for both informal and… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook for Corporate Action: Business and Biodiversity

This handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, and guidance on corporate biodiversity strategies. The current status of the debate is illustrated by specific case stories, thus providing an opportunity for companies to highlight their renewed commitment to an issue of high importance. The accompanying… [Read More]

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A Free Handbook for Women Candidates: Running for Political Office

This handbook is for any woman who wants to run for a parliamentary or civic seat. It can also be used by friends who want to help a candidate in her election bid as managers or members of various committees. Parliamentary and council campaigns differ in some respects, but all election campaigns thrive on organisation… [Read More]

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Migration and the 2030 Agenda: A Free Guide for Practitioners

This guide is designed to serve government actors, both national and local, involved in any process of Sustainable Development Goal implementation, including those working specifically in migration, and those working in other sectors who are interested in integrating migration. It is also for government actors working in the migration field who wish to integrate the… [Read More]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]