The most useful tools, reports, books, how-to-guides, videos, briefings, presentations and websites for people working in international development.

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Humanitarianism in crisis?

22 February 2024 • 

Humanitarians are being constrained by geopolitical agendas of donor states and the growing assertion of national sovereignty. What, then, can humanitarians hope to achieve? Watch this webinar with expert speakers from University of Bath, Dr Mathilde Maîtrot, Dr Touseef Mir and Dr Naomi Pendle who discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of humanitarian principles and practice.


1 December 2021 • 

A range of free and affordable courses to help improve teaching standards across the world.

Trends in cross-sector partnering for INGOs

30 June 2020 • 

A study of the key trends shaping humanitarian and development partnerships, and how INGOs are responding to these changes.

The Sphere Handbook 2018

6 July 2019 • 

The most widely known and internationally recognized tool in the field of humanitarian standards. The latest edition reflects new evidence and evolving practice in the humanitarian sector

M&E Universe

31 May 2019 • 

A free, online resource designed to support development practitioners involved in monitoring and evaluation.

Check your competencies as a project or programme manager

24 April 2019 • 

This tool enables you to confidentially check your competencies as a project or programme manager against an industry standard for development organisations.

Engaging with research for real impact

13 March 2019 • 

This report supports INGOs to think about their options for engaging with evidence and develop more strategic approaches to using, generating and communicating research.

MEAL tools and resources

29 January 2019

A selection of monitoring, evaluation, assessment and learning resources such as toolkits, blogs and learning opportunities.