Toolkit sport for development

The toolkit offers you tools and learning examples for sport and development projects. The toolkit is produced by and for NGOs, sports clubs and governments.Visit www.sportanddev.orgfor the International Platform on Sport and Development. If you have any suggestions, please sent an email:

New sections

  • NCDO published a booklet (pdf) and website with papers and presentations about the impact of mega events and maximising positive impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
  • The third conference Gender Equity in Sport for Social Change took place in Casablanca in 2008. Practitioners from the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan explored how sport can further enhance women's role in society.A booklet (pdf) and all presentations are available:
  • The booklet 'Wake up' provides tips and lessons learned from twenty renowned experts & practitioners about partnerships between corporations and NGOs in the field of sport and development (pdf)


  • Tools & tips: The development of strong and sustainable sport structures is a precondition for any S&D program. Furthermore, programs need to be developed, cooperation with stakeholders and partners is needed andprojects must be designed and managed. In this section you will find tools for capacity building, project management andpartnerships.
  • Themes: Sport can be used for different development goals, for instance: to overcome trauma, to improve health, to promote gender equality, to educate about HIV/AIDS and to support efforts aimed at peace building and reconciliation.
  • Learning examples: Many S&D programs have been implemented so far. Organisations share their lessons learned giving others an opportunity to learn from your successes as well as from your 'mistakes'.
  • Intro to the field: What is sport for development, what is the historyand what is UN's policy?
  • More info: Valuable resources, documents and links.
  • For an overview of content: go to the users guide.

Driving force & challenge

Ideas, inspiration, motivation and vision: these are essential elements for valuable initiatives in the field of sport for development. 'The power within' is the driving force for change. This applies to individuals, groups, organisations and societies. Force alone is not enough, unfortunately. For change, strategies need to be developed; cooperation with stakeholders and partners is needed; projects must be managed and activities need to be coordinated. Highly motivated people with golden ideas have failed because of details; because the 'down to earth' planning, managing and cooperation did not qualify. Resulting in ambitions which are not realised.

We can not offer you the driving force for change, that is what you, your organisation and your community has got. We offer you knowledge and tools which can support your activities aiming to realise your ambitions and dreams. Accept the challenge!

UNICEF/Bangladesh 941363-credit Shehzad Noorani

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