Tools & Information

Crisis in Afghanistan – Guide to Contacting Your MP. Download our practical guide, which includes details on how to contact your local MP and a template for you to use; key facts about the situation in Afghanistan; options for proposed actions that the government and MPs could take; and useful links, resources and reference list. The template letter is also available as a word document.

Racism in Aid Survey Report. Aid Works teamed up with Thomson Reuters Foundation to conduct a rapid survey on racism in the aid sector in August 2020. Through this survey, we aimed to provide a platform for aid workers to share their experiences and ultimately, to provide an evidence base for change in the sector. Download the report here.

Aid Works is publishing its Evaluation Process Toolkit for free. At Aid Works we want to help build local expertise in order to support organisations and consultants in the global south to conduct evaluations. Our Toolkit guides you through each stage of an evaluation and is suitable for all experience levels. Consisting of the main Toolkit and 9 additional resources, it features useful tips and links, examples from our work and opportunities to contact us for further support. Find out how to access the Toolkit here.

Aid Works has created a generic 1-page coronavirus (COVID-19) information poster containing instructions on how to adapt it for your organisation and context. Featuring 5 easy-to-follow guidelines to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19, you can use the poster to support your organisation’s coronavirus health messaging. The text is short and can be easily translated into different languages. The text highlighted yellow indicates the information or image that needs to be inserted into the poster. There is a Powerpoint version and an InDesign version. Please contact for a copy of the InDesign version. Please share widely! 


Aid Works associates have created easy-to-use guidelines to help plan effective health messaging during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether you’re helping the public or health workers to keep safe, our brand-new Risk Communications Guidelines for Public Health Emergencies can help you to create an effective communications strategy. This practical guide takes you through 2 key research questions and contains checklists and tips. You can also view this as a Spark Presentation. Thanks to our Communications for Development (C4D) and WASH expert Simon Lawson and editor James Middleton. Please share widely! 

Health Pooled Fund South Sudan has created easy-to-follow guidelines to help Boma health workers teach communities about COVID-19. Delivering 80% of healthcare services across South Sudan, the Boma Health Initiative is a nationwide strategy which mobilises action at the household and community levels. The guidelines contain information about the disease and how to avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19, symptoms and self-protection. They can be adapted to use in different contexts. Click here to access. Thanks to Health Pooled Fund South Sudan for making this resouce publically available. Please share widely!

Aid Works has launched a free online innovate session for your organisation. It’s a challenging time for everyone. We want to help you think beyond current constraints to develop new possibilities. We facilitate, you innovate. This is a free 75-minute rapid innovation workshop for your team (maximum 5 people). Contact us at to find out more and arrange your session.

Unsure where to find jobs in the aid sector? At Aid Works, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to support people in the aid sector. One area is the job market. Whether you’re seeking employment in the UK or overseas, click here to see a list of websites where you can access thousands of vacancies in all areas of aid work.


Starting out as a consultant? Aid sector firms and NGOs are increasingly turning to consultants for short term support. We are frequently asked for basic consultancy tools to help those starting out as a consultant for a first time. Download our first set of free tools here. Please share widely!

Community Connector Learning Review
We worked with The QED Group to produce this learning review for USAID Uganda. Community Connector reduced poverty, food insecurity, malnutrition & gender disparity through integrated community-level nutrition & livelihood interventions, using USAID’s adaptive management approach. Download our infographic for an overview, including key findings & lessons for the future.

Syria Crisis – Guide to Contacting Your MP (updated 23rd March, 2017)
Do you want to take action on Syria? Do you want to contact your MP, but you’re not sure how, or what to say? Download our practical guide, which includes details on how to contact your MP, key facts about the Syria crises, a template letter/email for you to use, options for proposed actions that the government could take, and useful links/resources. The template letter is also available as a word document.


Surgical Platform Patient Booklet
Aid Works collaborated with Save the Children UK and UK-Med to help improve the health information system for their Emergency Surgical Response Unit. One of our outputs was this booklet, designed to be used by health workers in field hospitals. Download the booklet here.



Community Training Materials
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) commissioned Aid Works to develop a set of easy-to-use training materials for a community-based scheme that supports the detection and management of filarial parasites. These materials have been translated and used in Mozambique, Malawi, Liberia, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Nepal and Democratic Republic of Congo. Click here for the English versions of the participant handouts and trainer guidance.

Protection Information Management Training
Aid Works and the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) collaborated to design a Protection Information Management Training Course – we led on the training methodology and DRC provided the content specialists. The products are for the Global Protection Cluster and all humanitarian agencies. You can find the materials here.

Monitoring Visit Template
We support lots of clients to improve their monitoring processes. A monitoring visit should be a two way conversation between you and the community/facility. It’s useful to have a standardised tool for your visit, to provide focus and ensure you can compare locations. We’ve put together a very simple observation template you can adapt when visiting a community or health facility. If you need help developing other tools, contact us.

South Sudan Health Stats

South Sudan Health Stats
Find out how South Sudan stacks up against other countries. Click here to download.