Guide/Toolkit

Accountability for civil society by civil society: A guide to self-regulation initiatives

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Author: Compiled and edited by Guénéheux, D. & Bottomley, A.
Publication date: 2014

The CIVICUS Self-Regulation Guide, a new addition to the Legitimacy, Transparency and Accountability (LTA) programme, is the result of research conducted by CIVICUS and its members and partners. It features more than 20 case studies from around the world, lessons learnt, innovations and practical advice.

Civicus: Engaging with the media

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Author: Thomas, D.
Publication date: 2014

This publication is a companion to the Civicus advocacy toolkit which provides a guide to the strategic use of the media and social media in the context of post-2015 advocacy. The aim of this guide is to help you get your message across to a wider audience when talking about sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda. The guide is split into different topics, with tips on how to deal with the media in different situations.

Civicus Advocacy toolkit: Influencing the post-2015 development agenda

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Authors: Amy Cutter (Stakeholder Forum), Ian Fenn (Stakeholder Forum) and Freya Seath (CIVICUS)
Publication date: 2014

This advocacy toolkit is for civil society and other stakeholder organisations, coalitions and individuals that wish to influence the post-2015 development agenda, including the design of the Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to equip you with relevant information and tools to enable you to develop and implement an effective post-2015 advocacy strategy.

Engaging BRICS: Challenges and Opportunities for Civil Society

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Author: John, L. (study supported by Oxfam India)
Publication date: 2012

This paper explores ideas and insights for civil society engagement with the BRICS agenda, based largely on interviews held with 34 representatives of the development sector, academia and media within BRICS countries and outside.

Data Visualization Checklist

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Authors: Evergreen, S. and A. K. Emery
Publication date: 2014

This checklist is meant to be used as a guide for the development of high impact data visualizations. It allows you to rate each aspect of the data visualization by circling the most appropriate number, where 2 points means the  guideline was fully met, 1 means it was partially met, and 0 means it was not met at all. n/a should not be used frequently, but reserved for when the guideline truly does not apply. For example, a pie chart has no axes lines or tick marks to rate. Refer to the Data Visualization Anatomy Chart on the last page for guidance on vocabulary.

Women's Leadership and Participation: Case studies on learning for action

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Authors: Hoare, J. & Gell, F. (eds.)
Publication date: 2009

This book brings together lessons and experience in building up women's involvement from Oxfam GB and its partners. Women's Leadership and Participation illustrates methodological approaches and learning points, covering a range of issues, from women's participation in national elections to female decision-making in community livelihood initiatives.

Multi-stakeholder Guide: How to effectively engage diverse stakeholders on campus in your sustainability

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Authors: Baynham, M. (for Sierra Youth Coalition)
Publication date: 2007

This guide is intended to support and direct students who are working to institutionalize sustainability: make it part of how the university operates. This guide will walk you through the theory and practice you need to establish a collaborative process for a sustainability initiative on your campus. It offers step-by-step guidance and concludes with the presentation of a case study.

Monitoring & evaluation for climate change adaptation and resilience: A synthesis of tools, frameworks and approaches - 2nd edition

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Authors: Bours, D., McGinn, C. & Pringle, P.
Publication date: 2014

The second edition of this report comes at a critical moment. Climate change threatens to reverse progress towards sustainable development and threatens lives and livelihoods around the globe. Climate change adaptation interventions need to be embedded in an analysis of a threat unprecedented in human history, but deliver change at the household level as well.

The 2014 Reader on Results Measurement: Current thinking on the DCED Standard

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Edited by: Adam Kessler
Publication: 2014

The 2014 Reader on Results Measurement summarises key background information for the second Global Seminar took on Results Measurement that took place from 24 to 26 March in Bangkok.  It discusses current thinking on the DCED Standard for Measuring Results.

Quality Declared Seed System

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The following details the decisions made by the FAO on Quality Declared Seed.