Resources & Toolkits

The Lean, Energy & Climate Toolkit offers Lean implementers practical strategies and techniques for enhancing Lean results—waste elimination, quality enhancement, and delivery of value to customers—while improving energy efficiency and reducing energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, costs, and risk. There are many reasons to integrate Lean, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction efforts including: Cost...
The Alliance had an established relationship with the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) to jointly provide technical support on advocacy. It was agreed that the time was right to combine all the previous experience of its linking organisations and international technical support provision into one good practice participatory training manual (toolkit). This toolkit...
This toolkit for development agency practitioners on the management of mineral wealth and its links to conflict is part of a series commissioned by USAID from leading environment and security practitioners, exploring how development assistance can address key natural resource-related risk factors. Other papers in this series focus on land use conflicts, on water and... [Read...
The Migration and Conservation Toolkit was developed to help conservation practitioners assess the impacts of human migration on critical ecosystems. It draws on extensive research in three critical ecosystems in the Great Lakes region of Africa with generous funding from the MacArthur Foundation. Integrating existing and potential migration concerns into conservation interventions is increasingly important...
As consumers across the Nation express a growing interest in a closer connection to their food producers—whether through access to more localized markets and/or shorter supply chains— cities and regions have begun to regard the expansion of local food marketing activities as a critical component of their economic development strategies. Rising demand for locally produced,... [Read...
This publication provides emergency practitioners with the basic technical information about seeds, necessary for planning and implementing seed relief interventions. It defines the main seed quality attributes and describes the standard testing and sampling methodologies. This technical publication is part of FAO’s effort to assist its member countries, FAO emergency staff and humanitarian partners to...
This handbook provides find information about SAFE along 7 phases of the project cycle for design and implementation. This is a comprehensive set of resources and tools meant to provide guidance on fuel-efficient programming for all WFP staff and partners striving – at community, national and international levels – to make safe access to cooking... [Read...
This publication was produced under the ”Consolidating Civil Society’s Role in the Transition from African Human Rights Standards to Practice project”, funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Commission of Jurists – European Institutions (ICJ-EI), the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies (ACDHRS), the ICJ Kenya Section and the...
The advocacy toolkit gives a general introduction to advocacy drawing heavily on the farmers own experiences to give definition and meaning to the word advocacy. Approaches Three Approaches to Advocacy Advocacy for Advocacy with Advocacy By Farmers will get to appreciate that advocacy takes place all the time in varying situations: Methods Reading out of... [Read...
This toolkit and resource guide has been produced jointly by the Sustainable Energy Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ENERGIA, the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy. It is designed to help planners and practitioners integrate gender and energy considerations into development programmes, including those focusing on energy improvements as well...
When resources are scarce and social safety nets are weak, households’ ability to manage income and assets wisely may be an important determinant of economic security. However, many open questions remain about how households in low- and middle-income countries gain and exercise financial capability, and the best ways for governments and the private/nonprofit sector to...
As part of its mandate, UNDP’s African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM), has developed an African Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (AASDP) in support of the AU and CAADP’s agriculture transformation and food security agenda. The objectives of the agricultural supplier development programme (ASDP) are three-fold: first, to improve the quantity and quality supply of agricultural...
This document aims to provide a task team leader with tools for a critical evaluation of projects promoting contract farming schemes before, during, and after the life span of the project. This toolkit has three objectives: provide guidance on what kinds of contract farming schemes work well, and in what circumstances (the best practice function); provide... [Read...
Civil Society Accountability: Principles and Practice is a toolkit developed by the One World Trust in partnership with the Commonwealth Foundation and the Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations. It explores what accountability means for civil society organisations in Uganda and provides suggestions on how to put accountability into practice. The toolkit has three aims...
This toolkit aims to support statistical systems to increase the understanding and use of gender statistics by government officials and other development practitioners. It has been developed for countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia and builds on the work to strengthen gender statistics across this region. This toolkit will support gender focal points...
Civil Society Accountability: Principles and Practice – A toolkit for civil society organisations in South Africa was developed by the Commonwealth Foundation and the Co-operative for Research and Education (CORE), South Africa. It explores what accountability means for civil society organisations (CSOs) in the uniquely South African context. The aims of the toolkit are threefold...
African officials welcomed a new toolkit with an aim to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other internationally-agreed targets. Twenty participants from nine small and vulnerable countries in Africa were part of the workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa on 14-16 May, alongside the representatives from African Union Commission (AUC), UN Economic Commission...
The Guide to Conservation Finance provides an overview of conservation financing mechanisms that have been implemented throughout the world. The Guide to Conservation Finance provides an overview of conservation financing mechanisms that have been implemented throughout the world. The guide informs field practitioners about which of the available financing mechanisms they could apply to achieve...
NRDC and the National Consumer Law Center’s Water Affordability Advocacy Toolkit aims to help address these challenges. It offers a menu of state- and local-level policy solutions that directly address household-level affordability for people served by centralized drinking water or wastewater systems. The Toolkit is informed by the experiences and insights of advocates, activists, and...
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