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International Republican Institute Campaign Manual for Local Council/Municipality Candidates
Published: 2010

Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)
Project: West Bank/Gaza Political Reform and Media Program


The manual provides information on creating an effective campaign message, communicating with voters, volunteers, mobilizing voters and managing the campaign. The training was conducted for four different independent political groups in 2009.


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.


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.     


Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers
Published: 2011

Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Democracy and Community Development Program


The comprehensive "Tunisian Election Law Handbook for Lawyers" describes and explains the country’s legal provisions surrounding electoral conduct. The handbook provides advice on applying Tunisia’s new Election Law and presents Tunisian lawyers with guidance on substantive law and procedures from the Constituent Assembly. The handbook also highlights potential areas of dispute and legal strategies in assisting citizens on election legal issues.


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.


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.


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.


HR and Job Description Guide
Published: 2016

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Libyan Local Council Administration and Legitimacy (LOCAL) Program


This training manual provides several definitions of human resources and emphasizes the importance of human resources for public administration. It provides job descriptions based on several criteria, including the purpose of the job, duties and responsibilities, supervisory responsibilities, qualifications and level of communication with other parties. Sample job descriptions are given for the local council chairman, the Shura Council and key administrative positions.

Training Session on Municipal Administration and Project Management
Published: 2016

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Libyan Local Council Administration and Legitimacy (LOCAL) Program


This guide highlights aspects of effective contract administration in local governments - from award to closeout. Emphasis is given problem avoidance, day-to-day operating practices, working relationships and performance monitoring systems, such as early detection and correction of non-performance. Sections, all focusing on local government, include: decentralization, strategic management, project cycle management and contract cycle management.

Finance and Budget Guide
Published: 2017-03-14

Organization: Creative Associates International
Project: Libyan Local Council Administration and Legitimacy (LOCAL) Program


This financial guide highlights the legal and practical aspects of finance and budgeting for municipalities. It includes budget principles and details the preparation and implementation of budget documents and leadership statements.

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