COVID-19 Resources

Topics Data sources | Ethical research and evaluation | Evidence-based practice | Research and evaluation methods | Human rights and culture | Innovation and technology | Tools & Guidance
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Dear RDI Network,

We are currently being bombarded with news regarding COVID-19 to the extent that it might seem – and, most of the time is – overwhelming. Nonetheless, it is important to remind ourselves that it is essential to be prepared and well informed about what is and what is to come. The development sector has been acutely affected by the pandemic. In order to support our members to continue to adapt and utilise best-practice, we have created a broad list of resources that will be featured semi-permanently in our online newsletter. Subscribe here if you’re not already on our list.

Different topics are discussed and everyone, whether you are a development practitioner or a researcher, will find something useful and noteworthy. The resources provided in the newsletter will change periodically, but we also invite anyone to send us through any requests or additions they wish to be included in the library of resources.

Our curated resource list is divided into four different categories: 

  • Leadership – supporting managers and leaders to guide staff wellbeing
  • Nothing About Us Without Us ­– focusing on needs and lived experiences of people from under-served and marginalised communities
  • Adapting Community Engagement ­– ensuring research still engages with local communities, albeit a little differently
  • Adapting M&E Approaches – effective solutions to continue monitoring and evaluation data collection

We want to filter and reduce the noise produced by this sudden overload of information.


Nothing about us without us

Inclusive COVID-19 communication 

Supporting locally-led development

Supporting vulnerable peoples

  • Living Guidelines –  supporting Australia’s healthcare professionals with continually updated, evidence-based clinical guidelines for caring for people with COVID-19. Weekly updates from the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce. [Webpage]
  • Social Science in Humanitarian Action – resources that include emergency response news and several briefings related to the impact of COVID-19 in affected and vulnerable communities and regions. [Webpage]

Supporting gender equity and LGBTIQA+ peoples 

Supporting people with disability 

Adapting Research & Community Engagement

Adapting M&E Approaches

As always, everyone at the RDI Network wishes you to remain safe, sane and informed.

We will do everything in our power to keep providing you with relevant articles, webinars and other resources to help you make the best possible decisions.

Together, we will get through these trying times, and we will emerge better and more prepared for what is to come.

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