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18 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

Child-sensitive policies, programmes and interventions explicitly aim to maximize the benefits for children and minimize any harm. However, increasing income and assets at the household level does not always result in positive impacts for children. Some poverty alleviation (PA) interventions can have neutral or unintended negative impacts on children.

18 Aug 2017 description
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This guide offers a child-friendly version of the Sendai Framework. It was developed in consultation with children by the Children in a Changing Climate coalition (ChildFund Alliance, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF, and World Vision). A Korean translation of the document, coordinated by the Global Education and Training Institute of UNISDR, is available below. The Japanese translation of the document, developed by Child Fund Japan in cooperation with UNISDR Office in Japan, is also available below.

17 Aug 2017 description

The Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) is a field-wide effort to address the unique challenges of measuring results and learning from peacebuilding programs. The consortium includes the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP), CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Mercy Corps, and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The PEC convenes donors, scholars, policymakers, local and international practitioners, and evaluation experts in unprecedented open dialogue, exchange, and joint learning.

17 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

Introduction

The main audience for this guide is the managers and actuarial analysts of insurance companies in developing countries interested in developing and evaluating named peril index insurance product lines. However, a number of other stakeholders could also find this guide useful, including

  • Farmer organizations, financial institutions, and agriculture value chain actors and investors evaluating the potential benefits and risks of index insurance policies.

16 Aug 2017 description

The challenge

Humanitarian finance is available mainly when a disaster strikes and suffering is almost guaranteed. But climate-related risks are rising worldwide, and just waiting for disasters to happen is not an option.

The opportunity

15 Aug 2017 description

1. Introduction

In line with its commitment to institutionalise the use of Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs), the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released the Operational Guidance for CashBased Interventions in Displacement Settings (“the Guidelines”) dated 4 February 2015, to guide the set-up and implementation of CBIs.

14 Aug 2017 description

Background

AWD/Cholera is a bacterial disease predominantly transmitted through the fecal-oral route and resulting in an explosive onset of diarrhea which could be fatal in a short period of time. Rapid loss of fluids and electrolytes causes hypoglycemia, metabolic acidosis, acute renal failure and death in 48 hours.
AWD/Cholera has been endemic in the Somalia with the most common cause of outbreaks being the serogroup 01, Ogawa biotype El Tor.

10 Aug 2017 description

The use of a landscape approach, although not new, is gaining prominence as an approach to effectively reduce disaster risk, adapt to climate change and enhance community resilience. Based on the experience of CARE and Wetlands International in the Partners for Resilience alliance, and on best practices developed by other experts, this paper synthesises the main characteristics of the landscape approach and suggests seven steps when adopting a landscape approach.

08 Aug 2017 description

1. Background

a. In 2012, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) agreed to develop and adopt Assessment and Monitoring Framework for Pakistan. Assessment Working Group (AWG), co-chaired by NDMA and OCHA, was mandated to develop and propose guidelines for this purpose. Subsequently, AWG in consultation with NDMA, Provincial Disaster Management Authorities (PDMAs), relevant government institutions, clusters and UN agencies drafted frame-work, tools and methodology for coordinated assessments.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Protection Cluster

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide guidance on how to develop and implement systems for monitoring child protection issues that affect children in humanitarian settings, as well as for monitoring the child protection response. Acknowledging the multifaceted nature of protection, this toolkit focuses only on protection of children.