Resources

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Rapid evidence review: WASH

A rapid evidence review is purely based on project data and is intended to produce fast, actionable results. In this document, key lessons learned from UK Aid Match’s WASH projects are highlighted.


UK Aid Match Round Five project application guidance


UK Aid Match Round Five communications and appeal guidance


UK Aid Match Round Five theme guidance: digital innovation

Specific guidance for one of the UK Aid Match Round Five themes, digital innovation.


UK Aid Match Round Five theme guidance: ending preventable deaths

Specific guidance for one of the UK Aid Match Round Five themes, ending preventable deaths


UK Aid Match Round Five theme guidance: girls’ education

Specific guidance for one of the UK Aid Match Round Five themes, girls’ education


UK Aid Match Round Five theme guidance: longer term impacts of COVID-19

Specific guidance for one of the UK Aid Match Round Five themes, longer term impacts of COVID-19


A1 application form


A2 application form


Accountable grant agreement (AGA) frequently asked questions


Visibility statement guidance


Rapid evidence review: WASH (summary)

A shorter version of the rapid evidence review on UK Aid Match WASH projects.


Case study: Opportunity International and gender mainstreaming

In this case study, find out how Opportunity International were able to introduce gender mainstreaming to their implementing partners in Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


A guide to microfinance

A short overview of microfinance, its basics concepts and the UK Aid Match approach to it.


Nairobi Informal Settlements: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices

Population Council Kenya has conducted a study on COVID-19 knowledge and attitudes of people in informal settlements in Nairobi.

From Ebola and Cholera to COVID-19

CARE on the lessons learned from Ebola.

Global Humanitarian Response Plan – COVID-19

The UN’s coordinated response plan to COVID-19.

COVID-19 and the disability movement

The International Disability Alliance’s considerations for COVID-19 and disability.

The impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities: a rapid review

DFID and Inclusive Futures rapid review on the impact of COVID-19 on people with disabilities.

COVID-19 response: considerations for children and adults with disabilities

UNICEF briefing on minimising the risk of COVID-19 to children and adults with disabilities.

‘Don’t let children be the hidden victims of COVID-19 pandemic’

UNICEF’s statement on the implications of COVID-19 on children.

Distance learning solutions from UNESCO

Keeping the doors of learning open during COVID-19

The Commonwealth of Learning has provided tools to support interim education programming.

Pregnancy, childbirth and COVID-19

The World Health Organisations advice on pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding during COVID-19.

The impact of COVID-19 on children

World Food Programme policy brief on the impact of COVID-19 on children, including potential long-term impacts on nutrition, education, safety and health.

Completing quarterly financial reports guide


Forecasting guidance

This document provides top tips on how to forecast.


Key advocacy messages on gender equality and social inclusion in COVID-19 emergency response

Nepal Humanitarian Country Team’s key advocacy messages on social inclusion and gender equality in COVID-19 emergency response, highlighting emerging impacts of COVID-19 and outlines some practical measures being taken to respond

Global rapid gender analysis

CARE has conducted research into the gender impact of COVID-19. 

Gender implications of COVID-19 outbreaks in development and humanitarian settings

CARE has undertaken an analysis of the gendered implications of COVID-19 in development and humanitarian settings.

Project completion guidance


The impact of COVID-19 on women

The UN’s policy brief on women and recommendations for effective response.

COVID-19: A gender lens

A United Nations Population Fund’s technical brief highlighting the gendered impacts of COVID-19 and emphasising the need for sexual and reproductive health services to be supported.

A gender lens on COVID-19: pandemics and violence against women and children

Centre for Global Development’s paper on pandemics and violence against women and children

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls

A research report from the Violence Against Women and Girls Helpdesk on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls, with lessons from other epidemics on supporting effective responses.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on violence against women and girls

A research report from the Violence Against Women and Girls Helpdesk on the impact of COVID-19 on violence against women and girls, with lessons from other epidemics on supporting effective responses.

Girls’ education and COVID-19

A report from the Malala Fund on how to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education.

‘COVID-19 school closures around the world will hit girls hardest’

Article from UNESCO on school closures and the impact on girls.

Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19

The World Health Organisation’s technical guide to critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19 depending on pandemic stage.

Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak

The World Health Organisation’s technical guide to critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19 depending on pandemic stage.

Helping children cope with stress during COVID-19

The World Health Organisation’s tips for helping children cope with stress during COVID-19.

Helping adults cope with stress during COVID-19

The World Health Organisation’s tips for helping adults cope with stress during COVID-19.

Eight ways to digitise your MERL practices during COVID-19 response

An ICTworks’ article on digitising your monitoring, evaluation, research and learning.

Best practices for conducting phone surveys

J-PAL on best practice for conducting phone surveys.

Project completion narrative report template


Mobile phone surveys for understanding COVID-19 impacts

The World Bank on mobile phone surveys during COVID-19.

Guidelines for adapting third-party monitoring in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

I-APS’ guidelines for adapting third-party monitoring in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak

Monitoring and evaluation framework and tools for risk communication/community engagement and COVID-19

The Compass’ monitoring and evaluation framework and tools for risk communication/ community engagement and COVID-19.

The Sphere Handbook: Humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response

The Compass’ monitoring and evaluation framework and tools for risk communication/ community engagement and COVID-19.

COVID-19: Potential impact on the world’s poorest people

World Food Programme’s analysis of the impact COVID-19 will have on food security.

Nutrition advice for adults during the COVID-19 outbreak

The World Health Organisation’s nutritional advice during COVID-19.

Everyone included: social impact of COVID-19

The UN’s summary of the different vulnerabilities experienced by different socio-cultural groups – elderly, youth, PLWDs, and indigenous groups – and ways to ensure support is adequate and responds to needs.

Water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for the COVID-19 virus: interim guidance

A technical brief from the World Health Organisation on water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management for COVID-19.

London School of Hygience and Tropical Medicine’s hand-washing resources

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has created this website on hand-washing which has lots of resources specifically for COVID-19.

Webinar: Risk reporting

A UK aid webinar on risk reporting and management.

Webinar: Safeguarding

This webinar covers DFID’s due diligence assessments in more detail, as well as best practice from across our portfolio of grant holders. Railway Children and Homes for Children also share their experiences of rolling out and developing their safeguarding policies and procedures.

Video: Application tips from UK Aid Match grant holder, Motivation

In this video, Jo Hall, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Motivation, discusses the positive effects of running a UK Aid Match appeal and shares her top tips for applying. (5 minutes)

Podcast: Top tips for running an appeal with Motivation

Jo Hall, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Motivation, share her experience of applying for a UK Aid Match grant and running an appeal (30 minutes)

Podcast: Managing communication partners with Street Child and Mary’s Meals

In this podcast, Street Child and Mary Meals run through how they executed their appeals and how they managed and recruited communications partners. (21 minutes)

Podcast: How to reach new audiences with AfriKids

In this podcast, AfriKids share some of their top tips for running an appeal and focus on how they were able to reach new audiences. (26 minutes)

Report back engagement statistics template


Non-project attributable costs (NPAC) guide

This document provides guidance on calculating and reporting non-project attributable costs (NPAC), that can be included within budgeted costs and funding claims.


Due diligence requirements for applicants


Overview of the report back process


Defining marginalised – the FCDO’s ‘leaving no one behind’ agenda


Budget template


How to create a simple graph for your application


12 project design tips to maximise your chance of securing funding


How to engage local communities and members of parliament: Tearfund

In a short interview, UK Aid Match grant holder Tearfund explain how they engaged local communities and members of parliament during their appeal and its impact.


Podcast: Collecting beneficiary feedback in unique situations

In this podcast, World Child Cancer, Practical Action and SCIAF discuss how they tailor their beneficiary feedback approach in sensitive and difficult situations.

Webinar: A guide to non-project attributable costs (NPAC)

A short webinar on non-project attributable costs (NPAC) covering the requirements of NPAC and how to calculate it.

A guide to designing livelihoods projects

This guide explains how to design a livelihoods project and how to mitigate some of the common challenges.


Theory of change: resilience to climate change

This Theory of Change has been developed for those interested in submitting projects addressing climate change issues.


Logframe template


International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) guidebook


Risk register template


Guide to delivery chain mapping and delivery chain risk mapping


Delivery chain and risk map template


A guide to logframes

This guide explains what a logframe is, their purpose and how to develop one.


Beneficiary data capture form


Completing the beneficiary data capture form: a guide


Beneficiary data sheet: frequently asked questions


Beneficiary data sheet template

This is a blank template for reference only. Do not use to complete reporting.


Output scoring sheet template

This is a blank template for reference only. Do not use to complete reporting.


How to complete an annual review: a guide


Annual reviews: frequently asked questions


Annual review work plan template


Annual review narrative report template


A guide to developing a theory of change

This guide explains what a theory of change is, its purpose and how to develop one.


How to complete a quarterly report: a guide


A guide to value for money

This guide explains what value for money is, why it is a useful tool and how to use it.


Advance budget template


Arrears budget template


A guide to beneficiary feedback mechanisms

This guide explains what a beneficiary feedback mechanism is, why they are useful and how they can be used during project implementation.


Financial guidance for grant holders: principles of reporting


A guide to sustainability

This guide explains what sustainability is and how to address it within your project documentation.


Enhanced due diligence guide – safeguarding for external partners


Asset management and disposal guidebook


Financial guidance for grant holders: budget management and classification


Financial guidance for grant holders: managing exchange rates


A guide to gender equality

This guide explains why gender equality should be considered at all stages of the project life cycle and how it can be addressed.


Accountable grant arrangement (AGA) template


Quarterly work plan template


Case study template


A guide to disability inclusion

This guide explains what disability inclusion is and how to address it within project documentation