The aim of the guide is to help develop the capacity of NGOs by critically analysing thematic areas with examples for effective NGO management in developing countries, especially Africa, thereby making them become accountable to the community they serve, the government and the funding agencies
This tool box is a central repository for a wide range of health-related procurement & supply management tools. Some of these tools are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish
This is the website for a project that is focusing on the health workforce needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The building on the Capacity Project, this project works on support for global leadership, policy and planning, education and training, workforce effectiveness, evaluation and knowledge sharing; gender equity, and faith-based organisations. The website contains a searchable knowledge library and a blog
This website contains resources about postpartum hemorrhage prevention and treatment, uterotonic drugs and devices, active management of the third stage of labour, and monitoring and evaluation. It contains downloadable resources including toolkits, fact sheets, technical briefs and reference manuals
International Journal for Equity in Health is an open access journal, which aims to further the state of knowledge about equity in health, and address the systematic and potentially remediable differences in health across populations and population groups defined socially, economically, demographically, or geographically. It focuses on advances in the areas of contributions to the conceptualization of influences on health and inequities in health and their mode of operation; advances in methods for studying inequities and evaluating interventions and policies to reduce them; pathways through which influences on health influence equity in health; evaluations of interventions that reduce inequities in health; and development, implementation, and evaluation of policies for reducing inequities in health
Free - Open access
Covers issues in health policy, planning, management and evaluation, and focuses on these issues in the developing world. It is particularly relevant to those working in international health, planning, medical care and public health, but should also have appeal for readers outside the health sector in such fields as social policy and community development
Four times a year
Many articles free online
This checklist highlights process, operational and content issues involved in evaluating mental health policy. It illustrates how to assess "whether certain processes have been followed that are likely to lead to the success of the policy; and whether various content issues have been addressed and appropriate actions included in the policy." This checklist is useful for people interested in the evaluation of mental health policies
This checklist assesses whether certain processes have been followed that could lead to the success of a mental health plan. It also highlights if various content issues have been addressed and appropriate actions are included in the plan. This checklist is useful for people interested in the evaluation of mental health plans
This resource library provides links and related information about free downloadable books on the prevention of disability and development written by Einar Helander
"WAVE is a free web accessibility evaluation tool provided by WebAIM. It is used to aid humans in the web accessibility evaluation process. Rather than providing a complex technical report, WAVE shows the original web page with embedded icons and indicators that reveal the accessibility of that page"
"UNICEF is committed to the dissemination of lessons learned. This database contains abstracts and full text reports of evaluations, studies and surveys related to UNICEF programes that are in compliance with UNICEF Evaluation Report Standards. Reports from 2000 onwards are available in this database and can be sorted by country, by region, by theme or by date"
"This toolkit is has been developed to guide advocacy efforts for groups of people with mental disorders at local and national level. Its activities are participatory by nature so as to add flavour to every group meeting. It uses the term "activity leader" to promote shared leadership, and provides a variety of activities for the groups to choose from as they plan for and execute their advocacy campaign"
This paper explores how to improve the use of indicators to more effectively compare CBR programmes at national and international levels. It is noted that there is a wide variation in the indicators used by CBR programmes in different countries and even amongst different projects in the same country which makes it difficult to compare the effectiveness of programmes. The paper presents the indicator results of participants' discussions when divided into two groups to analyse the possible indicators for CBR programmes - one group focused upon the major participants of CBR programmes and the second group focused upon different sectors involved in CBR programmes. It recommends that the indicators identified need to be field tested to gauge their effectiveness. This paper would be useful for anyone involved in the preparation, delivery or evaluation of CBR programmes
for a WASH programme to be inclusive, it has to respond to the local context. This factsheet provides a checklist of some of the issues to take into account to make WASH programmes more inclusive
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
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
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
The website provides information about a capacity building service based in Kenya. It outlines the range of services this organisation offers, such as training materials, courses and project & programme evaluations
The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims at scaling up services for mental, neurological and substance use disorders for countries especially with low- and middle-income. The programme asserts that with proper care, psychosocial assistance and medication, tens of millions could be treated for depression, schizophrenia, and epilepsy, prevented from suicide and begin to lead normal lives– even where resources are scarce.
Resources available include:
Reports of the yearly mhGAP Forum are available
Cochrane Rehabilitation is aimed to ensure that all rehabilitation professionals can apply Evidence Based Clinical Practice, combining the best available evidence as gathered by high quality Cochrane systematic reviews, with their own clinical expertise and the values of patients. Their vision is a world where decision makers will be able to take decisions according to the best and most appropriate evidence in this specific field. Cochrane Rehabilitation wants to improve the methods for evidence synthesis, to make them coherent with the needs of disabled people and daily clinical practice in rehabilitation
Source e-bulletin on Disability and Inclusion