Cross-cutting

CORE Group's research library is a searchable list of state-of-the-art tools, curriculums and technical resources covering multiple focus areas including Social and Behavior Change (SBC), FP, social accountability, general health and nutrition. The library was produced with multiple partner and member organizations.

The purpose of the manual is to provide basic, easy to use, and quick information across the range of topics that organizations need to be familiar with at different stages of a PHE program cycle. This manual drew on member experience with designing and implementing Population, Health and Environment (PHE) projects/programs. The manual was established in response to member and partner demands for information to help PHE practitioners implement project activities. 

The Health of People and the Environment in the Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) toolkit is a collection of resources that was developed to promote “a complete status of well-being” of individuals and families by converging activities related to the three sectors of population, health and environment." The HoPE-LVB toolkit was created using the lessons learned and best practices from the project. 

This manual provides guidance for field-based conservation practitioners in developing countries on integrating health and family planning into community conservation projects. It is designed for those who are starting work in a new area as well as those who might be adding on a health or population component to an existing conservation project. In addition, some sections are likely to be of interest to health partners, development organizations and donors.

This toolkit is a strategic package of resources to guide program managers at implementing organizations, advocates, and decision makers through the processes of piloting, implementing, and scaling up integrated programs and advocating for policy change. These resources include: up-to-date global and country-specific background and reference materials to inform advocacy and assist with the design of evidence-based, state-of-the-art programs; job aids, curricula, and other tools to increase the effectiveness and quality of program activities and services; and, publications that detail key implementation processes and lessons learned.

The FOCUS Tool is an online social and behavior change and communication strategy planner. FOCUS provides step-by-step guidance on how to develop or retrofit a theory-based social and behavior change and communication (SBCC) strategy. The steps, theoretical framework, and tools are designed to help SBC practitioners prepare and plan for effective SBCC initiatives through a comprehensive approach.

SBC How-to Guides are short guides that provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform core social and behavior change tasks. From formative research through monitoring and evaluation, these guides cover each step of the SBC process, offer useful hints, and include important resources and references.

Counterpart International’s Inclusive Social Accountability (ISA) developmental framework integrates elements of social inclusion and community accountability into one comprehensive approach. It is designed to be mutually supportive at every level — educating and allowing informed citizens to effectively hold their governments accountable, while simultaneously building the capacity of governments (and where necessary, their private sector partners) to deliver quality social services that are equitably distributed. The framework includes the building blocks of the ISA approach along with a number of methodologies that can facilitate its implementation.

BRIDGE is a five-year project (2015-2020) managed by USAID’s E3 Forestry and Biodiversity Office. The project advances the second goal of USAID’s Biodiversity Policy, to “integrate biodiversity as an essential component of human development.” BRIDGE collaborates with USAID missions and regional and technical bureaus to identify and promote integrated programming approaches and contribute to the evidence base for integration. The USAID BRIDGE project builds on lessons learned from decades of USAID initiatives to promote and support the integration of biodiversity conservation with other development sectors including climate change, DRG, food security, and health.