The Institute’s resource centre serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organizations. The Institute's resource centre is equipped to further strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations through knowledge acquisition.
The Institute approached the West African Public Interest Litigation Centre to solicit the services of their documentalist to begin the initial cataloguing and restructuring process. The documentalist initiated the process by reorganising the centre with appropriate thematic sections and categories. In collaboration with a database expert, the documentalist designed a functional library database system.
In addition, the Institute has partnered the Foundation Center, as a Collection Center, to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America. The Foundation Center's core collections of print and online resources are available at the Institute's Resource Centre. The core collections include:
The Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 100,000 U.S grantmakers.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and
Print Directories and
Proposal Writing Guides
Civil society organizations' in the sub-region make use of these resources to access information on potential grant makers in the U.S.