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The DIY Toolkit - practical tools to trigger & support social innovation

Uploaded by RRI Tools on 31 July 2017

  • An innitiative of NESTA UK
  • Designed by STBY & QUICKSAND

The DIY Toolkit has been especially designed for development practitioners to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results.

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.

Spanish, English, Greek, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian
  • DIY Learn is a free online learning programme in partnership with The Open University. It includes ten bite sized modules from the toolkit. Go to DIY learn module
  • DIY is also available in a limited print edition. It contains all the tools and their descriptions, case studies, further background reading, and references.
  • A pdf version on the DIY Toolkit is available in 9 languages

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