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Surviving gun violence project e-resources

SURVIVING GUN VIOLENCE PROJECT (SGVP)

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A resource containing online articles, studies, reports and book references across a range of topics relevant to surviving armed violence including  trauma, development, disability, human rights, mental health, gun control, gender, research methods and ethics, rehabilitation, social protection and livelihoods.  The resources are featured according to country/region, topic and year, and the following general topic areas: armed violence, gender, injury & rehabilitation, livelihoods & caregiving, and victims & perpetrators

Medbox : the aid library

MEDBOX

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Medbox is an online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action. An independent internet platform supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance and development, this resource collates online professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action.

 

Resources are divided under the following main headings: Key resources (subheadings include Disaster Preparedness, WASH, Project Cycle Management), Clinical Guidelines, Pharmacy and Technologies, Women and Child Health, Public Health, Countries and Toolboxes

Disability and development database

WORLD BANK

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A collection of links to disability resources and resource lists, spanning a range of content from a basic introduction to the concept of disability, to those resources which serve a more in-depth critique of disability and impairment

Newsletters

INCLUSION INTERNATIONAL

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Newsletter series published by Inclusion International, the international organisation of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.  The newsletters will be useful to persons with disabilities, particularly those fighting for the right to live independently, disabled person’s organisations and NGOs interested in inclusion and Article 19 of the CRPD

​Published quarterly

Capacity building seminars

OECD FORUM ON PARTNERSHIPS AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

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The Forum on Partnerships and Local Development (FPLD) is the OECD’s network of practitioners in the field of economic development, employment, skills and social inclusion.   This resource presents capacity building seminars in the field of development to build the capacities of stakeholders at all levels to work in partnerships to better tackle current economic and social challenges

 

Click on the following link to view the Capacity building seminars​

http://www.oecd.org/site/leedforumsite/activities/capacitybuildingseminars/?hf=10&b=0&r=%2Bf%2Fleed_typeofactivity_en%2Fforum+events%2Fcapacity+building+seminars&r=%2Bf%2Fleed_typeofactivity_en%2Fforum%2Bevents%2Fcapacity%2Bbuilding%2Bseminars&sl=leed&s=desc(leed_startdate)

Capacity Development Resource Center (CDRC)

THE WORLD BANK

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The Capacity Development Resource Center (CDRC), part of the World Bank Institute (WBI), aims to be a connector of knowledge, learning, and innovation in capacity development for the benefit of the development community and results-oriented practice.  The CDRC showcases experiences in this area, highlighting country and sector-wide approaches and instruments focused on results. Specifically, the CDRC compiles working papers, recent literature, strategy notes, and diagnostics related to capacity development linking international and local capacity development agencies and other capacity development knowledge sources

capacity4dev.eu

EUROPEAID

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Created and managed by EuropeAid in 2009, capacity4dev.eu is the European Commission’s primary online knowledge sharing platform on development, external cooperation and policy, the aim of which is to improve capacity development through knowledge sharing. The interactive platform supports the European Commission's efforts to make technical cooperation more effective provides an open forum where EC staff at country level and in headquarters, development practitioners, partner countries, other donors, academics and civil society representatives can share ideas and knowledge

UNDP research & publications : capacity development

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)

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Research publications and documents on capacity development published on UNDP's website which offer information on their approach to four core issues: institutional arrangements; leadership; knowledge; and accountability and five-step-process that can be used to achieve capacity development

 

Note: If not taken directly to page, search for 'capacity development' in the box provided

Assessing and building your organisation’s capacity

NGOCONNECT.ORG

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This chapter contains information and a set of assessment activities that can help an organisation better understand its policies and managerial, financial, and administrative systems. It provides guidance on how to examine an organisation’s assets, such as funding, reputation, and skills, as well as the activities and the services provided. This information will help to create a capacity-building action plan, which will enable organisations to more effectively carry out programmes and serve the communities where their working

 

Chapter 7 of "The Essential NGO Guide to Managing Your USAID Award"

NGO self-assessment through a SWOT exercise

NETWORKLEARNING.ORG

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This short guide aims to guide non-governmental organisations (NGOs) through a four-step analysis of capacity. Known as a SWOT exercise, this tool has been found to be useful in many NGOs and stands for the "Strengths" and "Weaknesses" within your organisation; plus factors outside your organisation that offer "Opportunities" or pose "Threats."  The guide enables NGOs to lead themselves through the SWOT exercise and make, implement, evaluate and monitor the resulting strategic action plan

Capacity.org : a gateway for capacity development

CAPACITY.ORG

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Capacity.org was founded in 1999 as a resource portal for the practice of capacity development and the home of capacity.org journal, which was published between 1999 and 2013.  The website provides access to a broad range of related topic-based online resources that practitioners can draw on for their own work, and continues to track capacity development news and resources through several social media networks. The website is intended for practitioners and policy makers who work in or on capacity development in international cooperation in the south

The website also features links to a printed journal and an email newsletter, which are published quarterly in English, French and Spanish

Capacity development

ELDIS

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The Eldis website shares the best information on development policy, practice and research. This resource provides links to capacity development summarised documents which are all available to download free and links to related capacity development organisations

Resources : INTRAC's resource centre

INTERNATIONAL NGO TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE (INTRAC)

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This database offers materials for development practitioners both out in the field and engaged in policy making and research.  It covers a broad range of topics in the areas of strengthening, and development of civil society as well as well as materials designed to inform and stimulate debate on aid and development policy and practice.  In addition to Intrac’s own material, the website acts as a hub that brings together useful material from other organisations. Users can comment on resources, and  read  reviews from other users

Effective governance : a guide for small and diaspora NGOs

LIPSON, Brenda

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The aim of this guide is to share information, tools and tips that might help small and diaspora organisations strengthen the governance of their organisation.  It provides a toolkit that starts by highlighting the benefits of effective governance, then looks at four key themes: 1) Understanding governance; 2) Key sector references, in the UK voluntary sector, regarding legal obligations, guiding principles, and standards; 3) Managing the board; and 4) The ‘relational’ dynamics - dealing with the human dimension of governance.  The toolkit then provides some practical tips, based on key lessons learnt by small and diaspora NGOs

Towards financial self-reliance : a handbook on resource mobilisation for civil society organisations in the south : introduction

HOLLOWAY, Richard

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The resource provides the introductory chapter of a "manual for the use of trainers of facilitators who want to manage a four-day course in ‘Resource Mobilization for Civil Society Organizations in the South’. This Manual provides the core text of the handbook, plus suggestions for how each section of the course can be presented. It contains the hard copy to be made into overheads to assist the facilitator in his/her work. It also contains copies of all the handouts ready for photocopying. Finally, it provides suggestions for the exercises to be used in the course”

Rural finance and investment learning centre

RURAL FINANCE AND INVESTMENT LEARNING CENTRE

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The Rural Finance and Investment Learning Centre (RFILC) is a web platform dedicated to the dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge for the promotion of rural and agricultural finance and investment in developing countries. It provides access to related materials for capacity development and policy design, in addition to the dissemination of news, events and multimedia

Target clients include all public and private organisations working towards greater financial inclusion and rural and agricultural development, such as financial institutions, governments, civil society organisations, development agencies and academia, among others. Materials such as training manuals, policy guides, and on-line training sessions are disseminated through the RFILC with the purpose of further developing clients’ capacity to deliver improved financial services that meet the needs of rural enterprises and households

LenCD learning network on capacity development

LENCD LEARNING NETWORK ON CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

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LenCD is an informal and open network of individuals and organisations that share a common interest in improving capacity development practice.  The network aims to promote and facilitate sharing of lessons and learning on capacity development and promote changes for better practice at the global, regional and local levels

Video catalogue

ENABLING EDUCATION NETWORK

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This database provides internet videos about inclusive education and related issues. The database can be searched using drop down menus for themes relating to inclusive education and different world regions

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E-bulletin

Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion

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