East Asia and Pacific
Environmental Initiative
USAID and State working with partners
protecting the environment and
improving livelihoods

EAPEI Tool Shed

(USAID resources, Other resources, Web resources)

USAID Resources

EAPEI Logo for web sites and publications

USAID environment laws, regulations and procedures

The USAID Library serves as a point of access to the body of knowledge relating to sustainable development and USAID information for individuals interested in the field of international development. With a particular focus on international sustainable development and economic assistance, the library's collection supports USAID's development efforts in its strategic objective areas: democracy and governance; economic growth; education and training; environment and agriculture; humanitarian assistance; and population, health, and nutrition.  Research & Reference Services (USAID Intranet)

The Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) is the largest online resource for USAID funded, international development documentation. You are able to download USAID documents from our DEXS database that contains records for over 119,000 USAID technical and program documents with over 14,000 available for electronic download. The purpose of the DEC is to strengthen USAID's development projects, activities, and programs by making these development experience documents available to USAID offices and mission staff, PVO's, NGO's, universities and research institutions, developing countries, and the public worldwide.

Agency contractors and grantees are required to submit USAID-funded documentation to the Clearinghouse for possible inclusion in the DEXS. See the Clearinghouse's web site for more information on the kinds of documents you may be required to submit and how to send them to the DEC.

CDIE Managing for Results web page, your one-stop-shop for help in managing for results at USAID! This page contains information and resources on USAID's program operations. You will find Agency Guidance, links to interesting websites about Managing for Results, the Agency's annual plans and reports, assessments of USAID's performance in results-based management, and announcements of upcoming Agency events having to do with a results-based approach to program operations. 

Results Oriented Assistance Sourcebook : The newly revised Sourcebook links USAID Reengineering principles with the reality of programming for results. Designed for both USAID staff and partners, the site defines result-oriented assistance instruments and explains when grants and cooperative agreements are appropriate; and then helps the user plan, write, award, administer and monitor assistance. The Sourcebook also provides multiple links to Agency policies and related resources.

ADS: Automated Directives System : Formerly the USAID handbooks, the ADS is a two-tier standardized system that separates policy from essential procedures. This system also includes a supplementary reference section, consisting of "how to" guides, forms, and other publications from other agencies that affect the Agency.
Chapter 303: Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Non-Governmental Organizations - Word | PDF
Chapter 306: Interagency Agreements - Word | PDF 
Chapter 308: Grants and Cooperative Agreements with Public International Organizations - Word | PDF 

USAID Development Partners.  Are you a USAID development partner seeking program information, guidance, or other information to facilitate your work with us? In this section of our website, you will find information on USAID activities, lessons learned, results and policies to improve coordination and information sharing with our development partners and the international development assistance community. 

Other Resources

World Development Sources (WDS) contains citations to over 6,000 World Bank reports. These reports Project appraisal reports, Economic and Sector Works, Evaluation reports and studies and working papers.

Electronic Job Seekers Guide for International Environmental Jobs

The Discussion-oriented Organizational Self Assessment (DOSA) page is dedicated to helping PVOs and NGOs develop new methods to identify organizational strengths and weaknesses, interpret highly valuable data generated by the process and to translate findings into action plans for meaningful change.

Research Associates:  Grant training, directories, publications, Newsletter.

Image sources. A web page listing free and fee web sites offering compelling images to promote EAPEI goals

Federal Communicators Network's Communicators Guide

Web Resources

ItrainOnline is a joint initiative of six organizations with exceptional expertise in computer and Internet training in the South. While there is an abundance of information on using ICTs on the web, our experience has shown that is difficult to locate high quality and appropriate information that is suited to the ways development organizations and civil society groups in the South learn about and use ICTs. ItrainOnline responds to the need for a single source on the web containing a selection of the best and most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and social change.

Netscape Browsers and Accessories
Internet Explorer and other MS downloads:
To read the documents on this site, you may need Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel or you can download the free converters and viewers for Microsoft Office files.

Adobe Acrobat reader
RealPlayer Audio


DiskData: DiskData displays an Explorer-style view of your folders for easy selection and analyzation of their disk-space requirements. Shareware.

Search Engines
About.com:  A general answer service
Google: Web, images, groups, directory, news
Ask Jeeves
NoodleTools is a suite of interactive tools designed to aid students and professionals with their online research. From selecting a search engine and finding some relevant sources, to citing those sources.

Blackboard: Blackboard.com offers FREE courses and a service that enables instructors to add an online component to their classes, or even host an entire course on the Web.
Webct: WebCT is a tool that facilitates the creation of sophisticated World Wide Web-based educational environments by non-technical users. It can be used to create entire on-line courses, or to simply publish materials that supplement existing courses.  It offers a 6 month trial.

USAID Africa Bureau FRAME How to do Research on the Web

Web Use Counters
NedStat Basic is a free service that will tell you everything you've always wanted to know about the visits to your website or homepage.

Online translations and
Alta Vista translator: Translate text passages up to about forty sentences at a time.  Translate entire Web sites
Collection of web dictionaries - language to language

Free Online Calendars and

Virtual offices for teams
http://groups.yahoo.com/ EAPEI uses groups for both internal and external group communications

Web storage space

Updated December 5, 2003