I was involved in the preparation of the Water and Sanitation Operation and Maintenance Handbooks and only have praise for their patience, endurance, and persistence.

Gert Meiring,
Civil Engineer,
South Africa

ORDBILDARNA PUBLICATIONS

The development of training materials, handbooks and other publications is an integral part of most ORDBILDARNA assignments. We actively engage our partners in developing, testing and revising draft materials, to ensure that final versions are relevant, user-friendly and client-owned.
For more information or project references, please contact us).

 

ORDBILDARNA Publications

2017, Vårt älskade bröd – för den goda smaken, hälsan och miljön

Our Beloved Bread, is a public book based on knowledge and experiences gained during the project with the same title organized between 2014—2017. (See under projects). The book contains chapters on soil for life, cereals and people have co-developed, heritage grains for diversity, food security and health, from field to flour, defining real bread. The book has also a large number of interviews and portraits of plant breeders, farmers/growers, millers, bakers and other food artisans. (Published by OrdBildarna in cooperation with the not-for-profit association Allkorn)

 

2016, Union of Turkish Municipalities Communicative Leadership Handbook (in Turkish and English)

Handbook for UMT managers and heads of Turkish municipalities on communicative leadership and developmental management, 13 chapters.
(Published by UMT)

 

2016, Programme development guidelines for Iraqi social care (in Arabic and English)

Guidelines on programme development approach for social care institute at local government level in Iraq.
(Published by SKL International and IRFAD)

 

2016, Crisis Management and Civil Emergency Planning Iraq (in Arabic and English)

Guidelines for senior managers in provincial government in Iraq on preventing, preparing for, responding and recovering from crises.
(Published by SKL International and IRFAD)

 

2016, Local Government in the Nordic and Baltic Countries

Book about local government systems of countries in the Nordic and Baltic regions. (Published by SKL International)

 

2015, Leadership and Management: Achieving Results Through and With Others (in Arabic)

Handbook for local government social care managers on personal and organisational leadership (Published by SKL International, IRFAD)

 

2015, Training of Trainers Manual, Kenya

The Training of Trainers for the Kenyan Government M&E Directorate included compiling a training manual containing the main contents of the workshop, including guidelines for training of trainers. This will be used by the M&E trainers as a basis and guide for their training of M&E Officials at County level, and to replicate the Training of Trainers Workshop in future. (Published by SIPU International)

 

2015, Baka med kultursorter och surdeg – för miljöns, hälsans och smakens skull

Sourdough Baking Using Heritage Grains – good for the environment and your health, and lots of flavour. A report on the Our Beloved Bread project, used as training material on breadmaking using heritage grains, sourdough and whole-grain flour. (Published by OrdBildarna and Allkorn.)

 

2015, Cerealistiskt på vad du äter

“Cerealistically on what you eat”. A report on the Our Beloved Bread project, highlighting the importance of cereals in our diet and the nutritional value of heritage wheat, rye, barley and oats. It also presents the Swedish non-profit association, Allkorn. (Published by OrdBildarna)

 

2014, A Northern Democracy – Introduction to the Swedish Governance System

Book on Sweden and the Swedish governance system, 12 chapters (Published by ICLD/SIPU International)

 

2014, The SymbioCity Process Guide

Guidelines for the implementation of the SymbioCity Approach (Published by SKL International)

 

2013, Get Started, Move Forward! Leadership in Sustainable Urban Development

Book on governance and leadership of politicians and municipal managers in sustainable urban development (Published by SKL International)

 

2012, The SymbioCity Approach – A conceptual framework for sustainable urban development

Ordbildarna did the editing and graphic design of this handbook and its summary, written by Prof. Ulf Ranhagen and Klas Groth (Published by SKL International)

 

2012, Leadership & Management Handbook for the Swedish Supreme Audit Office International Cooperation

Training and resource material on leadership development in national audit institutions (Published by Swedish National Audit Office)

 

2012, SIPU International Annual Report 2011

Annual report of the Swedish consultancy company SIPU International (Published by SIPU)

 

2011, Developing Sustainable Cities in Sweden

Book on sustainable urban planning in Sweden, used as training material and background material for international partners (Published by SKL International)

 

2011, Local Governance and Local Service Delivery in Sweden

Introductory booklet on Swedish local self-governance for decision makers in Iraqi provinces, (also in Arabic, published by SKL International)

 

2011, Transparent Tariffs

A handbook for municipalities on setting and communicating tariffs, produced for a partnership between three local government associations in Southern Africa (SALGA, ALAN, BALA) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)

 

2010, Leadership, Learning and Participatory Training Methods

Training and learning materials for Vietnamese lecturers (published by the University of Economics & Business in Hanoi, Uppsala University, Sweden and SIPU International)

 

2010, Effective Management of Training

Handbook for training managers and trainers on managing a Mongolian leadership training programme (also in Mongolian, published by Government Civil Service Council of Mongolia & SIPU International

 

2010, Leadership Styles & Personality Types – a Guide for Managers in Mongolia

Workbook for Mongolian public sector managers on leadership styles and management development (also in Mongolian, published by the Government Civil Service Council of Mongolia & SIPU International)

 

2010, Leadership Ethics in the Public Sector: Managing with Integrity and Character

Handbook for training of Mongolian public sector managers on new code of ethics (also in Mongolian, published by the Government Civil Service Council of Mongolia & SIPU International

 

2010/2010, A Northern Democracy – Introduction to the Swedish Governance System

Book on Sweden and the Swedish governance system, 12 chapters (Published by SIPU International)

 

2007–2010, Operation and Maintenance Programme Newsletter

Fifteen editions of a quarterly programme newsletter (Published by Department of Housing & Local Government and Department of Water Affairs & Forestry in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa

 

2010, Operation and Maintenance Handbook on Roads, Streets and Stormwater

Eight booklets for technical staff and managers, for on-the-job training and reference, and for formal training (Published by Department of Housing & Local Government and Department of Water Affairs & Forestry in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa)

 

2008, LODLOG Training Management Handbook

Handbook on planning, implementing and following-up programme on local democracy and local governance (Published by SALGA and SKL International)

 

2008, Operation and Maintenance Handbook on Legal and Environmental Issues

Five booklets for councillors and community health and technical officials (Published by Department of Housing & Local Government and Department of Water Affairs & Forestry in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa)

 

2008, The O&M Project Report 2004-2008

An innovative, graphic and colourful report on a major development programme facilitated by Ordbildarna in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

2007, The Learning Journey Handbooks – a Guide for Coordinators and Facilitators & a Guide for Sponsors, Hosts and Participants

How to organise relevant and effective learning visits that result in real learning and improvement (Published by Water Information Network South Africa)

 

2007, Operation and Maintenance Handbook on Sanitation, Wastewater, and Solid Waste Services

Twelve booklets for technical staff and managers, for on-the-job training and reference, and for formal training (Published by Department of Housing & Local Government and Department of Water Affairs & Forestry in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa)

 

2007, O&M Capacity Building Project Brochure

An overview of the O&M Project, Northern Cape, for stakeholders and other provincial departments and municpalities in South and Southern Africa.

 

2007, Sustainable Community Planning Guide

A comprehensive handbook for councillors, officials and community representatives involved in area planning, community housing projects and service provision (Published by Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality, South Africa)