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Guide to Monitoring Public Money
Published: 2014
Organization: Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI)
Project: Women Against Corruption and for Women’s Participation

This manual provides an introduction to corruption, including a focus on combatting corruption and a broad overview of the manifestations of wasting public money. It also includes information on how to monitor and document incidents of wasting public money and the responsibility of official public bodies to protect public funds. The guide presents methods for reporting and following up on incidents where public money is being wasted, emphasizing the rights of the citizen.

A Training Manual on Empowering Women With Rights to Inheritance
Published: 2013
Organization: Wi'am: Palestinian Conflict Resolution & Transformation Center
Project: Inheritance Denied: Combating Gender Inequality in Property Rights in Palestine

This training manual contains detailed information about the concept of inheritance in Palestinian and Islamic law and the laws governing inheritance. It explains women’s shares in inheritance and property rights in religious and legal systems, along with problems women encounter in obtaining their inheritance. The manual offers practical steps for an advocacy campaign to raise women's awareness of legal procedures to advocate for their rights.

ROCCD Policy Advocacy Handbook
Published: 2012
Organization: Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED) Solutions
Project: Results Oriented Commercial-Organization Capacity Development (ROCCD) Project

This handbook is designed to facilitate improved provision of policy advocacy services by partner business development organizations (BDOs) in the Maghreb. It introduces tools that BDOs can use to organize, prioritize and monitor public advocacy activities and provides lessons learned from recent public advocacy efforts in the region. Training notes and workshop exercises are included, and case studies are provided for Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

NGOs and Local Development
Published: 2010
Organization: World Mountain People Association Morocco (WMPA Morocco)
Project: NGOs in the Mountain & Good Governance

This presentation provides an overview of the relationship between NGOs and the local community. It focuses on community development and advantages and limitations of NGOs in this setting. It also provides tools for improving the relationship.     

Supporting Local Governance in Yemen - Steps to Improving Relationships between Citizens and Government: Manual for Local Councilors, Civil Society Organizations and Citizens
Published: 2010
Organization: National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Project: Expanding Support for Political Reform

This manual is specific to Yemen and improving the relationship between citizens and their government. It focuses on participatory local governance and public expenditure tracking surveys (PETS) and a six-step process, including a SWOT analysis and engaging stakeholders.

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