This report draws on the experience of six diverse NGOs that came together as the Documentation Affinity Group (DAG). The purpose of this publication is to share some of the lessons which they learned from their collaboration, driven by reciprocal learning and peer exchange. The goal is to provide useful information and ideas for organizations that are facing similar challenges. In short, these are reflections on best practices for documentation projects to combat impunity, establish truth and build democratic and just societies.
The document describes cross-cutting themes in documentation work as well as practices in collecting, using, analysing, managing and storing documents. Shorter sections deal with oral history and forensic anthropology.