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Siyanda , Mainstreaming Gender and Equality, an online database of gender and development materials.

URL : http://www.siyanda.org/index.htm > Quick Guide View Archive

Description of tools-oriented content : Each month a new topic is detailed, offering tools, tips, guides and reports on the relationship between the topic and gender mainstreaming, for example, Monitoring and Evaluation, Water, and WTO. There is also a Search function: try “toolbox” or “guide” or “handbook” to get a list of resources, ranging from National Government budgets to local level projects.

Type of tools : Recipes

Availability of tools : Available as downloadable documents through links from this site.

Strategies for Hope , which aims to promote positive thinking and practical action in dealing with HIV/AIDS.

URL : http://www.stratshope.org/

Description of tools-oriented content : Stepping Stones: a training package on HIV/AIDS, gender issues, communication and relationship skills is a manual that aims to equip facilitators to run 60 hours of workshops to help individuals and communities to change their behaviour, with a focus on the vulnerability of women and young people in making decisions regarding their sexuality. The workshops cover issues of: communication; our perceptions; love; prejudices; condoms; other options and strategies; assertiveness; skills to support behaviour change; the future. There is a video that can be used in conjunction with the manuals as a springboard for discussion. The SS Training and Adaptation Project (SSTAP) offers guidelines on how to train trainers and facilitators, and to adapt SS for particular contexts. SS also offers support by sharing information, sending details of other SS users in a region, and sending reviews of participatory M and E work. SS is also available in French.

Type of tools : Recipes

Availability of tools : SS is available for GBP20 per manual, and four are recommended, and the video is GBP35. SSTAP is available as a saveable web page.

Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Programme (SANREM CRSP), initiated by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

URL : http://www.oired.vt.edu/sanremcrsp/ > Tools

Description of tools-oriented content : Topics include landuse mapping; crop and soil erosion; NRM assessments and planning; watershed models; group decision-making; holistic planning; community processes. Each topic is further divided into tools that are outlined by: purpose; description; other – including scale, used by, use example and website links.

Type of tools : Short descriptions

Availability of tools : Unavailable as downloadable documents, and the website links are not always to the tools, but are sometimes to the home page of the organisation that used or developed them.

Sustainable Development Department of the FAO

URL : http://www.fao.org/waicent/faoinfo/sustdev/PEdef_en.htm

Description of tools-oriented content : The home page publications are divided into sections on: gender and development, participation, population, and sustainable livelihoods, and many tools and guidebooks can be found, for example, A practical guide to building rural self-help groups, A group savings resource book, Mushroom cultivation for people with disabilities, and Participatory Development: guidelines on beneficiary participation in agricultural and rural development. The latter covers ideas and methods to get local people to form groups and participate in development. Under Related Websites> LinKS Project (ie gender, biodiveristy and local knowledge systems for food security)> Resources> Available Training Materials can be found various guides and tools on gender, local knowledge and biodiversity. Under Related websites> SEAGA programme> Publications can be found information, handbooks and guidelines. These are very practical, with many tools included, and on topics such as irrigation, recording indigenous knowledge and plant genetic resources management.

Type of tools : Recipes and some descriptions

Availability of tools : Available as downloadable documents.

** Practical resources

Toolkit Citizen Participation , a network that gives information on tools to increase citizen participation in local governance. Based in the Netherlands.

URL : http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid=2139&catid=25&typeid=7

Description of tools-oriented content : The Toolkit gives examples from around the world of people and organisations getting involved in improving their livelihoods or environment or decision-making power. Each tool is described with: background information (issue, objective, initiators, actors); starting point; approach; participation tools; lessons learned; and contact details. There is an option to search and select by region, scale (village to urban metropolis), focus (topic) and actors.

Type of tools : Description

Availability of tools : Available as saveable webpage (html) documents.

** Practical resources

Transparency International (TI), an anti-corruption organisation, based in Germany, but with Chapters around the world.

URL : http://www.transparency.org/ > Toolkits

Description of tools-oriented content : The Corruption Fighters’ Tool Kit comprises descriptions of anti-corruption / transparency tools that have been used in various countries worldwide. The tools are grouped into seven areas: i) awareness raising; ii) procurement; iii) election campaigns; iv) access to information; v) public institutions; vi) business ethics; vii) diagnostics. Each of these tools is reported in the same format: i) a brief fact sheet, with the name of the tool and a description, the responsible organisation, problems addressed by the tool, the areas of work, when the tool was implemented, financing and a contact person and details; ii) objectives; iii) context; iv) implementation; v) results; v) recommendations.

Type of tools : Description

Availability of tools : Available as downloadable pdf documents.

World Bank, Operations Evaluation Department

URL : http://www.worldbank.org/oed/ecd/

Description of tools-oriented content : Monitoring and Evaluation: some tools, methods and approaches covers nine monitoring and evaluation tools, briefly describing how each works, when it is used, advantages, disadvantages, cost, skills required and time required. The nine tools are: performance indicators; the logical framework approach; theory-based evaluation; formal surveys; rapid appraisal methods; participatory methods; public expenditure tracking surveys; impact evaluation; and cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis. This tool is also available in French and Spanish. Other tools include A Diagnostic Guide and Action Framework, Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation, and reports on countries such as Uganda, Indonesia, China, Columbia and Ghana.

Type of tools : Description

Availability of tools : Available as downloadable pdf documents.

World Neighbors (WN), an organisation that works to increase capacity in marginalised communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

URL : http://www.wn.org/ > On-line Store

Description of tools-oriented content : The tools include a series of field guides and lessons from the field, publications by topic (such as environment, gender, action learning), and publications available in French and Spanish. The field guide, A New Weave of Power, People and Politics: the action guide for advocacy and citizen participation comprises three parts: understanding politics, which explores concepts, assumptions and values; planning advocacy, including planning moments such as looking in, the big picture, identifying problems, finding policy hooks; and doing advocacy. On-line there is a series of WN publications, WN in Action, on topics such as CBNRM – lessons from Indonesia, and gender sensitivity in PRA.

Type of tools : Recipes and descriptions

Availability of tools : Some available as downloadable pdf documents, and some available for purchase, for example A New Weave of Power costs USD40.

World Resources Institute (WRI), working to protect the earth and improve people’s lives. Based in USA.

URL : http://www.wri.org/ > Research topics> Forests, Grasslands and Drylands> Publications

Description of tools-oriented content : Monitoring for Impact: lessons on natural resource monitoring from 13 NGOs (Vol 1) outlines what monitoring is; the advantages of monitoring; characteristics of good monitoring; monitoring project stages; and extracts information from 13 case studies. The full case studies can be found in Vol 2. Working 9 to 5 on climate change: an office guide is for people wishing to reduce CO2 emissions in their place of work. It covers organisational support; planning a CO2 inventory of an office; gathering data; calculating emissions; establishing an emission reduction target; and hints on reducing emissions. Under Research> Forests, Grasslands and Drylands can be found reports on the status of forests of the world (eg Russia, Central Africa, Chile, North America).

Type of tools : Recipes and descriptions/reports

Availability of tools : Available as downloadable pdf documents.

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