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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

 

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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

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

Inclusive teaching, learning and assessment

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY

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This online guide to the inclusive education policy of Plymouth University highlights the policies and directives that have been undertaken to ensure that there is a barrier-free access to education for all of its students. This accessible guide presents inclusive learning and teaching to support staff with the continual process of reflection and engagement with what inclusivity means for their subject, school or faculty and their students. It contains research-informed resources, guidance and videos about inclusive teaching and learning

NGO manager directory categories

NGO MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION SWITZERLAND

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This directory presents management tools and information for nonprofits worldwide in the following categories: general resources, organisational development, performance management, managing finances, developing human resources, communication and marketing

Educator labs

EDUCATOR LABS

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This website presents information and projects from Educator Labs, an education NGO focused on the dissemination of information and knowledge. It aims to assist educators in discovering valuable resources for classroom use and to strengthen connections among the educational web by acting as courier. A ‘resource bank’ contains high quality reference points for educators and students, and the ‘resource packets’ contain information related to topics of interest and desired age groups, such as the arts, social studies and special education

SDG philanthropy platform : helping philanthropy engage in the global development agenda

SDG FUNDERS

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This website shows data on philanthropic investment, allowing people to find partners and identify and share experiences of effective collaboration. It contains many features, including a knowledge hub with reports, background papers, case studies and outcome documents, a dashboard of indicators displaying funding from philanthropy and the broader international development community by goal region, country and population group and much more

Projecting progress : reaching the SDGs by 2030 : interactive storyboard

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (ODI)

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This website shows the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) interactive story board. It provides a scorecard, based upon taking data from one target per goal and projecting forward to 2030, with each goal graded from A-F according to how near they will be to completion in 2030. The results include no ‘A’s are awarded, and 5 goals receive an ‘F’ illustrating that, unless significant changes are made, none of the SDGs will be met. The remainder of the website also features videos, images and text outlining what must happen if the world is to reverse these projections and successfully implement all 17 SDGs

Dialogues for disaster anticipation and resilience

HUMANITARIAN FUTURES PROGRAMME (HFP)

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The 24 case studies highlight the important relationship that communication plays in the effectiveness of a community’s understanding and willingness to work together for the most effective response to disasters possible. It provides a clear understanding of the connection between the science behind national disasters and the relationship between effective communication and response efforts

  • Case Study #1: Early Warning - Early Action;
  • Case Study #2: Knowledge Timeline;
  • Case Study #3: Participatory Downscaling;
  • Case Study #4: Scenario-based risk communication;
  • Case Study #5: Competency Groups;
  • Case Study #6: Nanodialogues;
  • Case Study #7: Tools for participative climate risk communication;
  • Case Study #8: Café Scientifique;
  • Case: Study #9: Decision Support System for flood risk management;
  • Case Study #10: Blending sources of climate information;
  • Case Study #11: The Forecast Factory;
  • Cast Study #12: Weather or not?;
  • Cast Study #13: The River Basin Game;
  • Case Study #14: The Archer;
  • Cast Study #15: Two-way exchange;
  • Cast Study #16: UNISDR ‘Stop Disaster’ Game;
  • Case Study #17: Animations;
  • Case Study #18: Knowledge Bazaars;
  • Case Study 19: Participatory Scenario Planning;
  • Case Study #20: Community Radio;
  • Case Study #21: Fishbowl;
  • Case Study #22:Community Forecasting;
  • Case Study #23: Evacuation;
  • Case Study #24: Visualisation

Building a better response

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS,
CONCERN WORLDWIDE,
HARVARD HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE

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This project aims to enhance the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations. The program website features capacity strengthening tools including e-learning and in-person workshops that were developed through a consultative approach and related resources. The e-learning courses are self-paced e-certificate course that can be accessed by logging in and signing up in a different languages

ElectionAccess.org

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS (IFES)

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This accessible website is a free resource solely dedicated to the global political rights of persons with disabilities. It serves as an online clearinghouse dedicated to showcasing laws and tools associated with political participation by persons with disabilities.  It features information for disability rights advocates and government officials to learn about election laws, best practices in inclusive political participation, and assistive devices including legal excerpts from relevant international and national laws, a library of publications related to disability rights and political participation and examples of inclusive voter education from around the world

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