Tools & Guides

The Human Rights Impact Assessment Tool

Rights & Democracy and Oxfam America – this web-based tool is designed for use by NGOs and local communities, and provides a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for and conduct a community-based assessment to identify human rights that may be impacted by a private investment project and compile a report.




Indigenous Navigator

Free tools and resources for indigenous communities to monitor implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Includes questionnaires and indicators for data gathering at community and national levels; indices to assess and compare rights enjoyment across regions, countries and communities; and a data portal for sharing data and tools across countries and communities.



Community Action Guide to the Asian Development Bank

This guide by the International Accountability Project provides information about human rights and rights-based development and the ADB and its policies, including rules that can be used to help communities protect their environment and demand their human rights.

Community Action Guide to the ADB (English)

Community Action Guide to the ADB (Burmese)

Unpacking the Asian Development Bank

This guide is designed to help those unfamiliar with the ADB to gain an understanding of the institution, its projects and policies, and provide activists with important information regarding the ADB’s policies and opportunities for lobbying and advocacy.

Unpacking the ADB (English)

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