Development Impact & You toolkit


Year: 2013

This is a toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people working in development.

The tools are not coming out of thin air. It draws on a study of many hundreds of tools currently being used – here we have included only the ones which practitioners found most useful. Many of them are well documented and have been widely used in other sectors. In that sense this toolkit is standing on the shoulders of giants, and we are happy to acknowledge that. All the tool descriptions include a key reference, so it is easy to trace back their origins and dive deeper into other publications about their application.

Examples of available tools:

  • Blueprint
  • Building Partnerships Map
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Business Plan
  • Causes Diagram
  • Creative Workshop
  • Critical Tasks List
  • Evidence Planning
  • Experience Map
  • Experience Tour
  • Fast Idea Generator
  • Improvement Triggers
  • Innovation Flowchart
  • Interview Guide
  • Learning Loop
  • Marketing Mix
  • People & Connections Map
  • People Shadowing
  • Personas
  • Problem Definition
  • Promises & Potential Map
  • Prototype Testing Plan
  • Question Ladder
  • Scaling Plan
  • Storyworld
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Target Group
  • Theory of Change
  • Thinking Hats
  • Value Mapping