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Publications of TurningPoint

The publications are for the grassroots Disabled Peoples Organizations (DPOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and small Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) of Bangladesh. Therefore, these are in Bangla language.

These Handbooks were prepared during the training and events on topics. Instead of handouts, the training participants were provided these Handbooks with hardcover and spiral-bindings so that can keep those in their bookshelves easily and have easy access for all of their members.

There are huge demands of capacity development from the grassroots DPOs and CBOs for their independence and sustainability, but due to limited resources, TurningPoint is not a position to meet up their demands. Therefore, these Handbooks are available to download here.

Along with the hardcopies, the handbooks are available also in different accessible formats such as pdf, word, large prints to ensure easy access of persons with all types of disabilities.

A Handbook on Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The chapters include important definitions and concepts related to disability and human rights, History of Disability Movement, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and Optional Protocols, Persons with Disabilities' Rights and Protection Act, 2013, Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Rules, 2015, Neurodevelopmental Disability Protection Trust Act, 2013. The interesting part of this handbook is a real-life experience with comparison between disability inclusive and DPO movement in the context of Bangladesh.

This publication is downloadable from this link.

Handbook on Project Designing

A Handbook on Participatory Project Planning and Designing Quality Proposals

The Handbook includes chapters on: About Project Proposal, Panning for Success: Participatory Project Planning, A general structure of a Project Proposal, Problem tree and Objective tree, Project Background and Rational, Stakeholder and SWOT Analysis, Project Goal, Objectives and Indicators, Logical Framework or Log Frame, Project Activities: Project Action Plan, Project Budget, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Sustainability and future plan), Project Concept Note, Annexures with a Project Proposal and Some important definitions.

This publication is downloadable from this link.

Handbook on Financial Management

A Handbook on Financial Management

This Handbook is for the grassroots and very small organizations of Bangladesh. This includes chapters on: Basic concepts of Financial Management, Budgets, Budgetary Control and Financial Trisections System. The handbook also includes sample formats for fomats for financial management.

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Handbook on Govt Rules and Regulations

A Handbook on Registration and Rules and Regulations for NGOs in Bangladesh

An ideal Handbook for the local organization for their inception and getting registration from the government of Bangladesh. Along with related Rules and Regulations, the chapters include: Non-Government Development Organizations, Registration of Social Welfare Organizations, Registration with the Joint Stock Company and Firms, Registration with the NGO Affairs Bureau: Process, Government's investigations during registration process, Project approval from the NGO Affairs Bureau, VAT and Tax as per the Government. The Handbook also includes sample formats used during registration process.

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Handbook on Organizational Development

A Handbook on Gender and Disability Inclusive and Sustainable Organizational Development

The chapters include Definition and concept related to organizations: vision, mission, goals, Essential elements of an organization, Levels of organizational growth, SWOT analysis, organogram, Organizational Management and Building Blocks: Administrative Management, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Time Management. Sustainable Organization Development and man-woman relationship, Stewardship, Accountability, Harmony, Flexibility, Diversity, Productivity, Creativity/innovative, Peace, Love. The Handbook also include tools for organizational Strategic Planning: Process and steps, SWOT, PESTLE, etc.

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Handbook on Organizational Policy Development

A Handbook on Gender and Disability Inclusive Organizational Policy Development

The chapters include Organizational Policies and Its Importance. It provides guidelines for developing different policies such as Human Resource Management Policy, Administrative Policy and Procedures, Financial Management Policy, Procurement Policies and Procedures. Gender Policy, Child Protection Policy, Work health and safety policy and Other related policies.

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Handbook on Communication, Advocacy and Networking

A Handbook on Communication, Advocacy and Networking

The chapters on Communication: Concepts and related issues, Advocacy: Concepts and related issues, Important Tools for Guidelines for Advocacy and Networking: Concepts and important issues. The Handbook focus on the practical issues and challenges faced by the grassroots and small organizations in communication, advocacy and networking related activities.

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Handbook on Strategic Planning

A Handbook on Gender and Disability Inclusive Organizational Strategic Planning

The chapters include - Organizational Strategic Planning and Its Importance, Stages and tools for Strategic Planning: Visioning, PESTLE Analysis, SWOT, Affinity diagram, Stakeholder analysis, Important Element of Strategic Planning, Our values for Sustainable Organization Development and Organizational Strategic Planning Format.

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Handbook on SRHR

A Handbook on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)

The Handbook is for the Adolescents of Bangladesh. The chapters include - About the Adolescents, Sex and Gender, Sex and Reproductive Health and Rights, Sexual harassment. The Handbook also focus on the Adolescents with disabilities and includes basic concepts related to disability. There is a special chapter on the SRHR of the Women with Disabilities.

This publication is downloadable from this link.

Handbook on Human Rights

A Handbook on Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities

This is the pervious version of the updated Handbook on Human Rights of Persons with disabilities. The chapters include important definitions and concepts related to disability and human rights, History of Disability Movement, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and Optional Protocols, Persons with Disabilities' Rights and Protection Act, 2013, Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Rules, 2015, Neurodevelopmental Disability Protection Trust Act, 2013.

This publication is downloadable from this link.