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The barefoot guide 4 : exploring the real work of social change

KLUGMAN, Barbara
et al
March 2015

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“This is a book about social change practices from many countries. It contains a variety of stories, analyses, and ideas, with many poems and illustrations to illuminate and enhance the text. For activists, civil society leaders, practitioners and students, this is not a book of easy answers, but one of experiences, learnings and questions, all asking “What is the real work of social change?”  The writers have not attempted to provide “best practice models”, but rather something to be learned from, to deepen our questions, and to be more thoughtful in our practice”

WHO global strategy and action plan on ageing and health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
2015

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The purpose of the Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health 2016-2020 is “to define the goals, strategies, and activities that WHO (its Member States and secretariat) will pursue on ageing and health, and to clearly lay these out as a global framework for public health action relevant to low-, middle-, and high-income settings ”

The barefoot guide 2 : learning practices in organisations and social change

THE SECOND BAREFOOT COLLECTIVE
May 2011

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“The Barefoot Guide 2 is a practical resource for leaders, facilitators and practitioners involved in social change who want to improve and enrich their learning processes. This book is the joint effort of a group of development practitioners from across the globe. They have created something that will help them and others to start, and continue, the journey towards learning and social change. The writers are all passionate about learning and have brought their different experience and expertise to the book. It includes topics as diverse as community mobilising and development, adult learning, funding, evaluation, facilitation, and creative writing”

Capacity development : a UNDP primer

WIGNARAJA, Kanni
2009

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"This primer addresses the basic elements of the UNDP approach to capacity development. It provides a simple, cogent and accessible illustration of the UNDP Capacity Development Approach for the benefit of development practitioners both within and beyond the UN development system – a real-world guide to real-world applications to strengthen and contribute to national capacities for development"

NGOs make effective intermediaries

INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE
August 2007

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This policy briefing illustrates how civil society organisations play an instrumental role in scaling up effective national HIV responses. It demonstrates how the Alliance-linking organisation, Initiative Privée et Communautaire Contre le VIH/SIDA (IPC) successfully implemented the World Bank Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Program (MAP) in Burkina Faso. It shows the role that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) can play as intermediaries between civil society, governments and international donors in channeling funding and technical support

Guidelines for project and programme evaluation : volume 3

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
2006

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“The European Commission has developed and formalised a methodology for evaluating its external assistance, in which the priority is on results and impacts … This third volume completes and updates the project evaluation manual previously used by the European Commission. It is intended primarily for the evaluation of large projects and of programmes involving similar projects in several countries. The volume is organised chronologically, with two approaches: that of the evaluation manager and that of the external evaluation team. A participatory evaluation option is also proposed”

Evaluation methods for European Union’s external assistance, Vol. 3

Practical financial management for NGOs : getting the basics right. Taking the fear out of finance

LEWIS, Terry
January 2006

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A very comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to effective financial management. NGOs operate in an increasingly challenging and competitive environment and their success and survival is dependent on effective use of financial management tools, to guarantee accountability to donors, efficient use of scarce resources and programmes' sustainability. The handbook covers all relevant financial aspects of an NGO, including initial system design, planning and budgets, bookkeeping, financial statements, financial reports, risk management and cash control, and auditing. Appendixes contains useful examples of main financial operations and activities

Building effective States : forging engaged societies

WORLD BANK
September 2005

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"This report of the Task Force on Capacity Development in Africa analyzes four decades of capacity development experience in Africa and offers key messages for African countries and their international partners that should underpin a renewed effort to develop, use, and retain capacity for development in Sub Saharan Africa. It also presents specific recommendations of how the World Bank, as a leading development agency in the region, should step up its analytical, financial, and operational contribution to capacity development as part of a coordinated international effort under the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. This paper contains the following chapters: why capacity development - and why now; governance matters for sustained capacity development; the new paradigm for capacity development; from shared vision to implementation platform - renewing the compact; and updating the World Bank's approach to capacity development in Africa - business unusual. The paper includes five annexes that cover the consultations, the literature review, and the country and portfolio evidence collected by the Task Force. It also includes a note on the World Bank Institute's capacity development activities in Africa"

Report number 37709

How can we learn more from what we do? Evaluation and evidence-based communications for development : summary record of workshop

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY MANAGEMENT (ECDPM)
EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
2003

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This workshop report summarises presentations and discussion addressing issues such as: how can the learning and social/organisational change function of evaluation best be balanced with the control/accountability function? How can what we learn feed debate and change processes within organisations, among partners and in society at large? What linkages exist between the different levels? How can evidence from evaluations help spur national debate on policy options for development and motivate home-grown change processes?

The business principles for countering bribery

TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL
2003

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These principles have been designed to provide practical guidance for countering bribery, creating a level playing field and providing a long-term business advantage. They apply to bribery of public officials and to private-to-private transactions. The principles are suitable for large, medium and small enterprises

Strategic planning : an inquiry approach

NUTI, Paul
August 1999

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 “This user-friendly workbook is a step-by-step guide for administrators and managers of non-governmental organizations conducting programs in developing countries to define and develop their organizational mission statements, identify programmatic priorities and areas of focus, make effective use of resources, maximize opportunities and minimize obstacles, and market themselves to potential funders. The goal of this workbook is to make strategic planning a more accessible and enjoyable undertaking for organizations”

Project design for program managers : conducting a workshop on planning community-based projects

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND POPULATION ACTIVITIES (CEDPA)
1994

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This is a six-day, 11-session curriculum to train project managers to design community-based projects. Project design is approached as an on-going process within an organisation, encompassing needs assessment, problem identification, development and implementation of solutions, monitoring and outcome assessment. It is applicable to all sectors and is a very useful tool for CBR trainers

OnesiteEurope

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT POLICY MANAGEMENT (ECDPM)
European association of development research and training institutes (EADI)
Europe's forum on international cooperation (EUFORIC)

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OneSite Europe is a joint venture by several European partners (CIDSE, EADI, ECDPM, Euforic, IICD) to maintain a contacts database.The joint database is used by each of the partners for internal management tasks - and is also the basis for this publicly-available directory of development organisations. The aim is to facilitate networking among development organisations by providing an online searchable database

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

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

Voices from Africa

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Contains articles on grass-roots development by member NGOs in various African countries. No longer published but archive is online

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