The 26 power tools provide a wide range of techniques, tactics and tips based on experience in natural resource management around the world. They are available both as two-page summaries and as full-length reports. They intended to offer sets of adaptable ideas rather than finalised blueprints for action.
Please note that the 26 tools are not sequential, interlinked or comprehensive. We have not attempted to cover all aspects of policy and institutional change or of all that is involved in empowerment, or all natural resource sectors.To help users find the ideas they are looking for, we have loosely grouped the set of power tools into a simple arrangement that conveys the sense of an ongoing cycle of action and reflection. There are four overlapping groups of tools – for understanding, for organising, for engaging and for ensuring. Each of these loose categories is explained further on its own page. You can click through on the menu bar above or the image below.