Guides & Toolkits

The C4D Network draws together a wide range of guides and toolkits relating to communication for development. We actively encourage our members to contribute by sharing guides and toolkits they think would be useful for Network members and website users. The most recent guides and toolkits added to the site are listed below.

Communication for development – Dialogue and involvement to achieve sustainable results (Belgian Development Agency Manual 2016)
The Belgian Development Agency’s C4D manual allows development projects to incorporate Communication for Development in their activities to obtain better
Read more.
The IDEAS (Innovating, Designing, Evaluating and Applying to Small-scale projects) Guide and Facilitators’ Guide (RMIT University 2016)
The IDEAS Guide is intended for organisations and people who are doing small media and communication projects. ‘IDEAS’ refers to
Read more.
The mHealth Planning Guide: Key Considerations for Integrating Mobile Technology into Health Programs (K4Health 2014)
The mHealth Planning Guide helps individuals and organizations appropriately plan for mHealth deployments. This Guide provides a thorough orientation to
Read more.

The C4D Network is partnering with UNICEF to develop a ‘C4D & Peacebuilding’ platform and a set of resources and support activities to UNICEF country offices and other Network affiliates and members. As part of this partnership the C4D Network and associates are currently in the process of finalising guides and toolkits which will include a wide range of activities and approaches from around the world.

The C4D Network toolkit is for C4D specialists working in conflict settings: download a draft here – C4D Network Toolkit C4D & Peace

InsightShare’s toolkit focuses on participatory video for most significant change evaluation.

Please send details of any guides and toolkits relating to communication for development to