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Management response to the Evaluation of the Pilot Project of Result-Based Aid in the Education Sector in Ethiopia

Executive Summary

This report presents the results of an independent, three-year evaluation of a pilot project intended to improve access to and the quality of lower secondary education in Ethiopia through the use of resultsbased aid (RBA), an innovative approach to development. RBA is an aid partnership between a donor and a recipient government in which the disbursement of aid is tied to results achieved rather than activities completed or outputs produced. The amount of aid provided is directly related to the magnitude of the outcomes achieved.

09 Dec 2016 description

As many people prepare for joyful year-end holiday celebrations, disparate images of war-torn cities, makeshift camps and misery continue to flash across screens.

The world is facing a humanitarian crisis, as a record 65.3 million people have been displaced by armed conflicts, violence and natural disasters. This is the highest number since the Second World War.

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09 Dec 2016 description



09 Dec 2016 description

Komanda, Ituri. A une heure trente de route de Bunia. Dans les bureaux du directeur de l’hôpital de référence local, une jeune femme s’entretien avec le docteur Guy, un bébé bien emmailloté sur les genoux. Lydie a 22 ans et vient d’obtenir son diplôme d’état avec l’appui du médecin. Originaire de Geti, en Ituri, cette jeune déplacée de 22 ans a bénéficié du soutien du programme Tupinge Ubakaji « Luttons contre les violences faites aux femmes », sans lequel elle aurait abandonné ses études.

09 Dec 2016 description

Ce 08 décembre 2016, le Ministère de la Femme, Famille et Enfant en collaboration avec le Ministère des Affaires étrangers et commerciales du Canada, le PNUD, l’UNFPA, la MONUSCO / Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies pour les Droits humains (BCNUDH) ont organisé la quatrième réunion du comité de pilotage du Programme de lutte contre les violences sexuelles « Tupinge Ubakaji ».

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Drought conditions prevail in Puntland as well as several parts of Somaliland, central and southern regions. Water shortages are reported in all drought-affected regions, increasing the risk of an acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak. With populations on the move in search of water and pasture, an estimated 35,000 children are at risk of dropping out of schools. The drought will further aggravate the malnutrition crisis with an increase in enrolment in nutrition programmes.

09 Dec 2016 description

BAGHDAD – In the single largest humanitarian aid delivery in eastern Mosul since the current conflict began, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday provided food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jerry cans, baby hygiene kits and more for 42,000 people in eastern Mosul. For the first time in over two weeks, security conditions have allowed humanitarian agencies to reach families living in the suburbs of eastern Mosul, many of whom are in desperate need of assistance.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

KHARKIV, Ukraine – Tetiana* and her husband were abducted and savagely abused after conflict broke out in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. After months of torment, they and their nine children were driven from their home and forced to start over in a new city. Yet the violence seemed to follow them – and this time, it came from within their family.

09 Dec 2016 description

Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

New arrivals from Mali in 2016

Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 December 2016)

12, 586
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 December 2016)

of potable water available per person per day

USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

09 Dec 2016 description
report CHS Alliance

Some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the development sector perceive the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) applies only to humanitarian response interventions for crisis-affected communities - perhaps because of the prominence of the word “humanitarian” in its title. However, the essence of transparency, accountability and people management can also be applied and demonstrated in development interventions by local, national and international NGOs.

09 Dec 2016 description

Human Rights Day – Saturday 10 December 2016

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights.

“The greatest achievement of the international community since the end of World War II has been the construction of an international human rights system based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted 68 years ago.

09 Dec 2016 description


  • Significant funding shortfalls continue to threaten WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees and vulnerable populations in drought-affected and urban areas. New funding is urgently required to avert possible breaks in cash-based transfers for refugees in January 2017.

Operational Updates

09 Dec 2016 description

Concerns that schemes designed to help women become economically self-sufficient have been abandoned.

By Ahmad Shah

Gender rights activists in Khost complain that vocational programmes for women have been allowed to fall into ruin since the formation of Afghanistan’s national unity government more than two years ago.

Many NGOs in Afghanistan focus on small-scale farming, sewing or food production schemes intended to help women who often are their families’ sole breadwinners.

09 Dec 2016 description

Impact most dramatic among those who used M-Pesa, a text message-based mobile payment system

By Neha Wadekar

NAIROBI, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 200,000 Kenyan households, many headed by poor, rural women, have lifted themselves out of poverty using mobile money services, experts said on Thursday, calling for the technology to be introduced in other developing countries.

09 Dec 2016 description
report ActionAid

Climate change is having devastating impacts on communities’ lives, livelihoods and food security across South Asia. Its consequences are so severe that it is increasingly contributing to migration, and this incidence is likely to escalate much more in the years to come as climate change impacts become more serious.