INTRAC has been producing publications and resources since 1994. With a focus on civil society development, concerning all areas of the world, INTRAC staff, associates, friends, partners and clients have produced a wealth of resources aimed at sharing knowledge and good practice to improve development outcomes.

INTRAC believes in universal, open access to information and collective sharing of resources. With the recent upload of over 100 resources, the INTRAC resource database now features our entire back catalogue of publications. This includes the complete Occasional Paper Series, which ran from 1994 to 2010. Although published some time ago, many of these papers still have significant relevance to the civil society sector and to INTRAC’s current thematic priorities: Civil society Policy and Development, Civil Society Sustainability, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Organisational and Capacity Development, and Programme Strategy and Design.

Amongst the newly-uploaded resources you will also find a selection of monitoring and evaluation papers, executive summaries and discussion papers which touch on key debates in development. Over the coming weeks we will showcase some of the resources on social media that are particularly interesting and relevant to INTRAC’s focused themes, so stay tuned!

This week our recommended read is ‘OPS 43. Leaders Changing Inside-Out. What Causes Leaders to Change Behaviour’, written by Rick James in 2005, in relation to the theme of Organisational and Capacity Development. This paper looks at the impact of leaders on their organisations, how they can be facilitators of change and the impact that this can have on capacity development. This paper is a prime example of how learning from the past and building on previous research can lead to significant innovations that are applicable today.

Head to to browse our complete resource catalogue.