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  • This site offers the most useful technical resources that can help you increase the quality and impact of your education and skills programming. If you feel that an important resource is missing, let us know please.

    Key Resources

    PIN (2024) Global Education Brief (External) (PDF, 994.15 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This PIN Education Brief explains the approach PIN takes to education in humanitarian and development settings.

    PIN (2024) Global Education Brief (External) - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2019) Education in Emergencies Guides (ZIP, 4.23 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource is divided into two Guides; "Part 1: WHAT EiE is, WHY we do it and what GUIDES us" and "Part 2: Planning, Implementing and Monitoring an EiE Response Introduction to PIN’s approach to EiE". They provide information on the theory of EiE, PIN’s EiE Framework,cross-cutting themes and step-by-step guidance on how to plan, implement and monitor EiE activities.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Education and Skills Indicators (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to INDIKIT set of education and skills indicators, that can be used within your project proposal development.

    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Education and Skills Indicators - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Examples of PIN's Interventions

    PIN (2018) Learn and Share Together: Community-building Training Curriculum (ZIP, 18.04 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides structured guidance and a series of lesson plans to engage community members in activities aimed at improving social cohesion

    PIN (2018) Learn and Share Together: Community-building Training Curriculum - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Training Materials
    Useful during: Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    PIN (2016) Agricultural Labor market in Imereti - Georgia (PDF, 2.48 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This research was conducted within the context of the TVET Imereti Project for PiN’s “Improving Formal, Non-formal and Informal Vocational Education for the Agribusiness in Georgia” project. The project is intended to improve the linkages between the labor market demands of the agribusiness sector, and the skills and qualifications offered by the formal, non-formal and informal VET.

    PIN (2016) Agricultural Labor market in Imereti - Georgia - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Evaluation & Research Reports, Training Materials
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    PIN (2016) Engagement of the agricultural private sector in VET - Georgia (PDF, 1.19 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resources provides recommendations on how the VET sector, and particularly this project’s partner organizations (in this case in Imereti), can better engage with the private sector.

    PIN (2016) Engagement of the agricultural private sector in VET - Georgia - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
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    Education in Emergencies (EiE) - Standards and Guidance

    PIN (2019) Education in Emergencies Guides (ZIP, 4.23 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource is divided into two Guides; "Part 1: WHAT EiE is, WHY we do it and what GUIDES us" and "Part 2: Planning, Implementing and Monitoring an EiE Response Introduction to PIN’s approach to EiE". They provide information on the theory of EiE, PIN’s EiE Framework,cross-cutting themes and step-by-step guidance on how to plan, implement and monitor EiE activities.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    PIN (2020) The Child-Centred Approach to Education in Emergencies (PDF, 12.89 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This document outlines PIN's child-centred approach to education in emergencies (EiE)

    PIN (2020) The Child-Centred Approach to Education in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Initial Orientation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    PIN (2020) Psychosocial Support Best Practice Guide and Toolkit (ZIP, 17.58 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This Guide provides key information on PIN’s approach to Psychosocial Support (PSS) – what it is, who it is for, when we do it and how we do it. It introduces the Framework that guides us and provides practical guidance and tools for how to design, implement and monitor PSS activities.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    PIN Education in Emergencies (EiE) Tools

    PIN (2021), School Improvement Planning (SIP) Toolkit (ZIP, 673.45 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource includes tools needed to set up a participatory approach to School Improvement Planning (SIP), engaging stakeholders in designing, budgeting for, implementing and monitoring activities towards school improvement. It includes: SIP Guidance Note, SIP checklist, SIP template and SIP reporting template.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    PIN (2020) Quality Standards Checklists (QSCs) for Education Projects (ZIP, 5.22 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource includes a series of Quality Standards Checklists (QSCs) for education. The QSCs include sections on planning, implementation and monitoring, and can be used as a checklist to assure quality throughout the project cycle. Included are QSCs for: Child Friendly Spaces, Psychosocial Support, School Rehabilitation, Cross-cutting Themes, a General School Checklist and Project Development.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    PIN (2020) Guides for Teachers and Caregivers to Support Home-based Learning (ZIP, 10.81 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    These two guides provide guidance to teachers and parents/caregivers on how to support children's learning and wellbeing during school closures, and continuing once schools reopen. The guides may need to be adapted to local contexts, and where possible, they should be accompanied by contextualised illustrations to support lower literacy households.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Checklists, Project Design Examples, Innovations
    Useful during: Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    Child Protection and Well-Being

    PIN (2020) Psychosocial Support Best Practice Guide and Toolkit (ZIP, 17.58 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This Guide provides key information on PIN’s approach to Psychosocial Support (PSS) – what it is, who it is for, when we do it and how we do it. It introduces the Framework that guides us and provides practical guidance and tools for how to design, implement and monitor PSS activities.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    INEE (2018) Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support (PDF, 478.1 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This Guidance Note provides key definitions and strategies for improving and supporting the standardisation of psychosocial support (PSS) interventions.

    INEE (2018) Guidance Note on Psychosocial Support - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    IRC (2016) Safe Healing and Learning Spaces Toolkit (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This Toolkit provides all the resources needed to initiate a Safe Healing Learning Space in an emergency including tools for social emotional learning (SEL), reading, maths and parental support.

    IRC (2016) Safe Healing and Learning Spaces Toolkit - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    Inclusion and gender

    United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (2021) EiE GenKit (PDF, 4.08 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    The EiE-GenKit is a series of tools and practical guidance that helps practitioners ensure education in emergencies (EiE) interventions and programmes are gender-responsive and inclusive

    United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (2021) EiE GenKit - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    PIN (2023) Guide on Inclusive TVET for People with Disabilities (PDF, 6.25 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    The guideline on inclusive Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for people with disabilities (PwDs) aims to provide practical and evidence-based guidance for TVET institutions and stakeholders to promote and implement inclusive TVET policies and practices.

    PIN (2023) Guide on Inclusive TVET for People with Disabilities - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Asia
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    INEE (2019) Guidance Note: Gender Equality in and through Education (PDF, 2.17 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This guide provides useful advice on how to promote gender-responsive programming in education.

    INEE (2019) Guidance Note: Gender Equality in and through Education - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
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    Environment and Climate Change

    Plan International (2023) Climate Change and Girls' Education: Barriers, Gender Norms & Pathways (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource is a research piece created by Plan International which addresses the intersection bewteen climate change and girls education.

    Plan International (2023) Climate Change and Girls' Education: Barriers, Gender Norms & Pathways - overview
    Language: English, French, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    SCI (2021) Build Forward Better: How global community can protect education from the climate crisis (PDF, 2.96 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This briefing paper sets out how leaders can protect children’s learning from the impacts of the climate crisis, and the role that education can play in equipping the next generation with the tools they need to protect against its worst impacts.

    SCI (2021) Build Forward Better: How global community can protect education from the climate crisis - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    EiE Hub (2023) Leveraging Education in Emergencies for Climate Action (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource looks at how climate change impacts education in emergencies while also highlighting ways in which EiE can be used to mitigate climate change impacts.

    EiE Hub (2023) Leveraging Education in Emergencies for Climate Action - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Teacher Professional Development and Wellbeing

    INEE (2022) Promising Practices in Teacher Professional Development (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource shares promising policies, practices, and research approaches for supporting teachers in crisis contexts including 42 case studies from around the world

    INEE (2022) Promising Practices in Teacher Professional Development - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    INEE (2023) Accelerated Education Introductory Teacher Training Pack (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    The Accelerated Education Introductory Teacher Training pack (AEITTP) is designed specifically for teachers working in accelerated education programme (AEP) classes and teaching learners generally aged 10-18 who are overage for their grade.

    INEE (2023) Accelerated Education Introductory Teacher Training Pack - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    INEE (2023) Teacher Wellbeing in Emergency Settings: Regional contextualization, policy, & practice (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides practical tips for organizations undertaking workshops focused on teacher wellbeing and contextualising the resources for their contexts and action planning on integration of teacher wellbeing.

    INEE (2023) Teacher Wellbeing in Emergency Settings: Regional contextualization, policy, & practice - overview
    Language: English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Learning Outcomes

    PIN (2019) ASER Literacy and Numeracy Tools (ZIP, 11.21 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This package of tools provides guidance on what ASER is and how to conduct literacy and numeracy assessments using the ASER tools. It also includes sample ASER tools that can be adapted to a specific context as well as a reporting template.

    ZIP
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Evaluation & Research Reports, Training Materials, Templates
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    USAID (2021) A Roadmap for Measuring Distance Learning - A Review of Evidence and Emerging Practices (PDF, 1.98 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This review presents a roadmap that guides users through four steps of planning and designing how distance learning can be monitored and evaluated. Featuring several case studies, including PIN's LNGB in Nepal.

    USAID (2021) A Roadmap for Measuring Distance Learning - A Review of Evidence and Emerging Practices - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    GEEAP (2023) Cost-Effective Approaches to Improve Global Learning (PDF, 6.72 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resources can help during project planning to determine what types of activites to include if the aim of the project is to improve learning outcomes.

    GEEAP (2023) Cost-Effective Approaches to Improve Global Learning - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Labour market assessment and employment

    WRC (2013) Market Assessment Toolkit for Vocational Training Providers and Youth (PDF, 1.7 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    The three-part Market Assessment Toolkit for VT Providers and Youth is a combination of resources, questionnaires and activities to assist VT programs and youth to gather information on market demand and translate it into programming that responds to a dynamic business environment and youth needs.

    WRC (2013) Market Assessment Toolkit for Vocational Training Providers and Youth - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Templates
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    PIN (2016) Agricultural Labor market in Imereti - Georgia (PDF, 2.48 MB)
    View

    When can it be useful?
    This research was conducted within the context of the TVET Imereti Project for PiN’s “Improving Formal, Non-formal and Informal Vocational Education for the Agribusiness in Georgia” project. The project is intended to improve the linkages between the labor market demands of the agribusiness sector, and the skills and qualifications offered by the formal, non-formal and informal VET.

    PIN (2016) Agricultural Labor market in Imereti - Georgia - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Evaluation & Research Reports, Training Materials
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    DCED (2019) Employment Creation Website Page (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This website page involves a range of resources on employment creation, including publications that provide insights into solutions and challenges in creating jobs, it can be useful when searching for evidence on this topic.

    DCED (2019) Employment Creation Website Page  - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Innovations, Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

    PIN (2024) Guide: Improving Employment Through Market Driven Vocational Education And Training (PDF, 3.58 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This good practice guide provides practical guidance, examples and tools on engaging the private sector to ensure that Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes sustainably increase access to productive and fulfilling employment opportunities.

    PIN (2024) Guide: Improving Employment Through Market Driven Vocational Education And Training  - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2023) Guide on Inclusive TVET for People with Disabilities (PDF, 6.25 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    The guideline on inclusive Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for people with disabilities (PwDs) aims to provide practical and evidence-based guidance for TVET institutions and stakeholders to promote and implement inclusive TVET policies and practices.

    PIN (2023) Guide on Inclusive TVET for People with Disabilities - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Asia
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    PIN (2016) Engagement of the agricultural private sector in VET - Georgia (PDF, 1.19 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resources provides recommendations on how the VET sector, and particularly this project’s partner organizations (in this case in Imereti), can better engage with the private sector.

    PIN (2016) Engagement of the agricultural private sector in VET - Georgia - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
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    One World in Schools (OWIS)

    PIN (2020) One World in Schools: Inspiring the Next Generation of Active Citizens (PDF, 1.56 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This brochure presents the One World in Schools methodology, one of the PIN's flagships and an innovative approach to youth civic engagement. The booklet provides general information as well examples from recent projects.

    PIN (2020) One World in Schools: Inspiring the Next Generation of Active Citizens - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    PIN (2021): Media Literacy with One World in Schools Methodology (PDF, 665.13 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    A brief overview of One World in Schools methodology, its application for Media Literacy, critical thinking skills and disinformation resilience in the context of Eastern Partnership and Balkan countries.

    PIN (2021): Media Literacy with One World in Schools Methodology - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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