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17 Nov 2015 description


Unconditional cash transfers1 are increasingly prevalent in humanitarian response plans. The use of cash is now widely accepted across all contexts and there has been significant focus on the means by which cash can facilitate and promote more efficient and effective delivery of support. This is alongside the increased attention throughout the decade on risk mitigation and feasibility as well as improved effectiveness substantiated through impact evaluation that has, in turn, meant a growth in programme policy and evidence-based planning.

11 Oct 2015 description

This Topic Guide draws on lessons from programmes and case studies to explore which types of economic development interventions can be effective in FCAS and which factors have contributed to successes and failures.

About this Topic Guide

This GSDRC Topic Guide was written by Katie McIntosh and Joanna Buckley (Oxford Policy Management). The production of this Guide was supported by the UK Government.

09 Jun 2015 description

Après avoir conduit l’enregistrement biométrique des personnes déplacées internes (PDIs) dans tous les sites de déplacement autour de Goma en 2014, l’Organisation internationale pour les Migrations (OIM) a débuté la vérification biométrique des PDIs lors des distributions mensuelles de vivres PAM entre février et avril 2015 dans les sites de déplacement de Nzulo et Buhimba.

08 Jun 2015 description

Executive Summary

  1. This Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) country report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) provides an overview and summary of the findings of the country level assessment undertaken in the context of a broader global evaluation of the CHF carried out in the second half of 2014. It is one of five country-level assessments prepared as part of the overall review.

12 Feb 2015 description

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today, ‘Assessing the Impact of the Scale-up of DFID’s Support to Fragile States’.

28 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

The 2013 Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) programme Consolidated Annual Report draws from detailed reports prepared by UNICEF country and regional offices, as well as UNICEF section and partner reports.

17 Nov 2014 description
report Mercy Corps

Over the past decade, there has been a growing consensus in the humanitarian community that cash, as compared to in-kind aid, is the best form of assistance to provide during an emergency. For families that have been displaced by a crisis or natural disaster, cash offers aid recipients more flexibility and the opportunity to prioritize their most urgent needs. With broad consensus that cash assistance can offer advantages over in-kind humanitarian aid, the debate now focuses on how best to deliver that cash.

05 Nov 2014 description


This report consolidates the findings of a comparative evaluation commissioned by UNDP to assess results and identify good practices and lessons learned in supporting mobile courts through UNDP rule of law programmes in post-conflict settings. The report evaluates UNDP’s support to mobile courts in Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia.

01 Nov 2014 description

The Full Evaluation – The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is based on discovery and experiential learning principles, and it was developed as an alternative to the past conventional top-down Training and Visit extension approach. The FFS approach is now widely applied in the Eastern Africa subregion.

30 Sep 2014 description

Executive Summary

During emergencies, women, girls, boys and men draw on their assets while navigating a complex landscape of changing power dynamics, unequal access to resources and information, and threats of violence and displacement. Assets in emergency contexts are a double-edged sword: they can help people overcome crises but can also quickly turn into liabilities, increasing vulnerability to GBV and insecurity. Women, girls, boys and men experience these dynamics differently, and their risks of violence are unique.

30 Jul 2014 description

Étude de cas du CaLP - Soutien au relèvement économique des foyers urbains dans la ville de Karoi, au Zimbabwe

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

25 Nov 2013 description

Created in 2002, the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) is the first of its kind to end impunity and promote justice through programs that assist survivors of atrocities return to a dignified and productive life within their communities.

12 Sep 2013 description

International Development Committee

Select Committee Announcement No.20

12 September 2013
For Immediate Release

Second Report: Violence Against Women and Girls (HC 107)

MPs welcome £35 million Government funding for FGM but highlight need for action at home to ensure credibility abroad

23 Aug 2013 description


Evaluation Features

  1. This impact evaluation was commissioned jointly by WFP and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and conducted by an independent evaluation team of specialists in evaluation, food security, livelihoods, nutrition and gender, with appropriate experience of Rwandan and refugee context.

  2. Serving both accountability and learning purposes, the evaluation was intended to:

31 Jul 2013 description

New research reveals long-term benefits of emergency safe spaces for children

Spaces built to keep children safe after an emergency or conflict can also help them recover from trauma, new Columbia University and World Vision research launched today shows.

21 Mar 2013 description

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has published a report today on the Department for International Development (DFID)’s work through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). ICAI has given the work a rating of Green-Amber.