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20 Oct 2017 description

Question

What innovative WASH options exist for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited space? What lessons have been learned from their application?

Summary

30 Sep 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Burundi

13 September 2017: In Bujumbura, six armed men broke into the compound of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and assaulted a security guard.

Source: Iwacu English News

Cameroon

06 Sep 2017 description

The broad-ranging benefits of cash transfers are now widely recognized. However, the evidence base highlights that they often fall short in achieving longer-term and second-order impacts related to nutrition, learning outcomes and morbidity.In recognition of these limitations, several ‘cash plus’ initiatives have been introduced, whereby cash transfers are combined with one or more types of complementary support.

02 Jun 2017 description
report CGIAR

JUNE 2, 2017 FROM CGIAR News from CGIAR System Organization

The recent appearance of the fall armyworm, an insect-pest, which causes damage to more than 80 crop species in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, poses a serious challenge and significant risk to the region’s food security.

22 Jan 2017 description

Tracking hunger and strengthening resilience

An IFPRI-Germany partnership towards sustainable development

JANUARY 20, 2017 JANNA DE LA PAZ

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

05 Nov 2016 description
report Carter Center

GIDAN GIMBA, NIGERIA — The health programs of The Carter Center have surpassed a major milestone: The organization on Nov. 4 celebrated assisting with the distribution of 500 million doses of donated medication to combat five neglected tropical diseases in 14 countries in Africa and Latin America.

01 Jun 2016 description

Abstract

Background

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) must leave their home to collect water, putting them at risk for a variety of negative health outcomes. There is little research, however, quantifying who is most affected by long water collection times.

Objectives

31 Jan 2016 description

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy recently released its annual report covering research and activities progress over the past year. The overall goal of the FSP program is to promote inclusive agricultural productivity growth, improved nutritional outcomes, and enhanced livelihood resilience for men and women through improved policy environments. The goal will be achieved by fostering credible, inclusive, transparent and sustainable policy processes at country and regional levels and filling critical policy evidence gaps.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Agency Reports and Open Source Data

Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.

30 Jun 2015 description

African crops and livestock in a changing climate
June 29, 2015 by Julian Ramirez-Villegas
Cross-posted from the CCAFS blog.
Download the full report here

18 Nov 2014 description

FMR 48
November 2014

The role of faith in the humanitarian sector is not easy to measure. Faiths generally advocate welcoming the stranger and there are many organisations and individuals inspired by their faith or religion to provide protection and assistance. Yet it is easier to measure the activities inspired by faith than to measure the difference that having that faith makes, and secularly inspired standards for such activities can appear to be in tension with the faith inspiration. FMR 48 includes 36 articles on ‘Faith’ plus seven ‘general’ articles.

13 Mar 2014 description

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) is a partnership among sub-Saharan African and American universities led by Makerere University in Uganda. The RAN is co-directed by Tulane University and includes Stanford University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and four regional Resilience Innovation Labs (RILabs) located in Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Africa. The RAN is supported and funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Science, Technology and Innovation (USAID).

13 Feb 2014 description

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs. This raises questions about whether there needs to be – or can be – more systematic ways of dealing with assistance and protection for people affected by ‘crises’ such as environmental disruption, gang violence, nuclear disasters, food shortages and so on.

28 Jan 2014 description

Question

Democratic governance initiatives - policy advocacy: Links between democratic governance initiatives and poverty reduction: Please identify some examples of successful democratic governance interventions with a specific focus on supporting policy advocacy, and how do these interventions impact on poverty reduction? Please do a short literature review with an emphasis on lessons learnt. Please also identify and summarise evaluations of implemented development programmes.

Helpdesk response

21 Nov 2013 description

CONTENTS

IN BRIEF

  • Legal Aid
  • Pooling the Risk
  • Mapping the Big Picture
  • Farm Bill Follies
  • Détente in the Dairy Sector?
  • On Tap
  • Talking with Morten Jerven

IN FOCUS

  • Coming and Going
  • Saving for a Sunny Day
  • A Bigger Toolbox

IN PERSON

  • Putting a Price Tag on Land Degradation

FEATURE

  • What’s Politics Got to Do with It?

IN NUMBERS