Download the Participatory CLD Assessment Tool and Guidance Documents

NEW: Spanish version of the tool is now available on excel! Mobile Version of the Participatory CLD Assessment Tool is available in all three languages!

This tool has been co-created by the Scoping Group of MCLD and has been tested and revised with the support of multiple organizations and professionals from all over the world. If you are a professional, funder or implementing organization that has used the tool, or you are an academic planning to include the tool in your syllabus, please get in touch with the Research Lead, Gunjan Veda. We would love to hear your feedback or help you organize special workshops on the tool.

NOTE: When you open the spreadsheet in Excel, it will initially open in protected mode, as it was downloaded from the Internet. You will need to change it to Edit mode to use it.


Practicing CLD: The Participatory CLD Assessment tool can be used as a self, peer, or participatory review tool at various program junctures to determine how the programming aligns with CLD characteristics and undertake course corrections, as needed.

It can be used by funders, governments, and NGOs.

CLD Assessment Tool – English

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Pratique du DPC : L’Outil d’Évaluation Participative du DPC peut être utilisé comme un outil d’auto-évaluation, d’évaluation par les pairs ou d’évaluation participative à différents moments du programme afin de déterminer comment la programmation s’aligne sur les caractéristiques du DPC et d’entreprendre des corrections de cours, si nécessaire.

CLD Assessment Tool – French

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Traduit par Sera Bulbul et revu par Victoria Watts et Pascal Djohossou

NEW: Practicar el DLCPG: La herramienta de valoración del DLCPG puede utilizarse como una herramienta de valoración propia, entre pares o participativa en varias coyunturas del programa para determinar cómo se alinea la programación con las características del DLCPG y emprender correcciones del curso, según sea necesario.

CLD Assessment Tool – Spanish

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MCLD organizes free 4 hour certificate trainings on the tool. If you would like to participate in one, fill out this form. To organize a special training for your organization or network write to Sera Bulbul.

We strongly recommend that first time users read the guidance document before using the tool. It explains the purpose of the tool, how to use it and provides case studies and examples.

Below is a short explainer video for how to use the Participatory CLD Assessment Tool, Excel version

Video created by Charlie Estes