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02 Jan 2018 description
report Tufts University

Executive Summary

In many protracted emergencies, the prevalence rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) regularly exceed the emergency threshold of > 15% of children with acute malnutrition (< -2 weight-for-height z-scores (WHZ) or with nutritional edema), despite ongoing humanitarian interventions. The widespread scale and long-lasting nature of “persistent GAM” means that it is a policy and programming priority.

02 Apr 2017 description
report Tufts University, Oxfam
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Evidence brief

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

There is growing consensus on the need to consider and support markets as part of humanitarian responses. It is assumed that this support will increase the impact of responses – yet to date such assumptions are rarely supported by data and strong evidence.

17 Mar 2017 description
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Evidence Brief

This systematic review, commissioned by the Humanitarian Evidence Programme (HEP) and carried out by a research team from the University of Sheffield, represents the first attempt to apply systematic review methodology to establish the relationships between recovery and relapse and between default rates and repeated episodes of default or relapse in the management of acute malnutrition in children in humanitarian emergencies in low- and middle-income countries

05 Aug 2014 description
report Tufts University

On July 20, 2011, the UN declared a famine in South Central Somalia, which killed some 260,000 people (Checchi and Robinson 2013). Though Somalia was the worst affected country, the crisis was region-wide in its impact. This Desk Review covers the contents of some 180 documents on the crisis that were reviewed in detail, out of a total of over 500 documents initially screened. These include reports, evaluations, assessments, and in some cases, peer-reviewed journal articles and books.

28 Jul 2014 description

Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice

09 Sep 2013 description
report Tufts University

By Daniel Maxwell, Jennifer Coates, and Bapu Vaitla
September 2013

13 Aug 2013 description
report Tufts University

Each month thousands of men, women, and children flee Eritrea as a result of grave violations of human rights committed by the Eritrean government. Traveling via Sudan and Egypt, 36,000 Eritreans have made their way to Israel over the past six years, via a well-organized network of people smugglers and human traffickers. For the last two years, Israeli, Egyptian, and international human rights organizations have reported severe torture and abuse of Eritreans being held hostage in the Sinai by these traffickers.

19 Feb 2013 description

This paper reports the results of a study undertaken during 2012 by Tufts University for the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), as part of the latter’s “Operational Learning” strand of work. This study is designed to complement the work of ACAPS on strengthening needs assessment by addressing the question of how assessments and other sources of information and analysis are used by humanitarian decision makers. The study is based on a combination of literature review, case studies, and key informant interviews.

31 Oct 2012 description
report Tufts University

Since its publication in 2009, the global LEGS project has supported awareness and use of LEGS via using a multi-faceted approach combining regional trainings, donor briefings, web-based communication, promotion via LEGS Steering Group members, and presentations at international and regional events. Given the humanitarian focus of LEGS, this strategy targeted key humanitarian donors, specific UN agencies and NGOs. The LEGS project does not work directly at country level, but relies on various actors to promote and coordinate LEGS at national and sub-national levels.

27 Jul 2012 description
report Tufts University

The USAID funded PSNP Plus project ‘Linking Poor Rural Households to Microfinance and Markets in Ethiopia’ ended in December 2011. The PSNP Plus was designed as a three-year project in support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), which provides food and or cash to chronically food insecure households in exchange for labor on rural infrastructure projects, or direct transfers to households unable to participate in physical labor activities.

24 May 2012 description
report Tufts University

MILK MATTERS The Impact of Dry Season Livestock Support on Milk Supply and Child Nutrition in Somali Region, Ethiopia

By Kate Sadler, Emily Mitchard, Abdulahi Abdi, Yoseph Shiferaw, Gezu Bekele, and Andrew Catley May 2012

20 Mar 2012 description
report Tufts University
  1. Introduction

Launched in 2005, the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is one of the government of Ethiopia’s important policy initiatives to move millions of critically food-insecure people in rural areas from recurrent emergency aid into a more secure livelihood by smoothing consumption requirements and protecting and, to some extent, building assets through cash-based interventions. The PSNP was designed to assist chronically or “predictably” food-insecure households as opposed to households affected by transitory food deficits as a result of a specific event.

31 Dec 2010 description
report Tufts University

Research Program on Livelihoods Change over Time

Study Team: Daniel Maxwell, Jennifer Coates, Girum Tadesse, Fayera Abdissa, Shimelis Hailu, Eyasu Shishigu, Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugussie, Kinfe Mezgebe, Abraha Gebrekiros

December 2010

31 Aug 2010 description
report Tufts University

SUMMARY

This report presents the findings of the first stage of an assessment of the PSNP Plus project in Sire and Dodota woredas. These assessments are part of a broader longitudinal impact study of the PSNP Plus project, which aims to link poor rural households to microfinance and markets, as a strategy to assist people in accumulating assets, and graduating from the Government of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).

31 May 2010 description
report Tufts University

Research Program on Livelihoods Change over Time

By Jennifer Coates, Daniel Maxwell, Girum Tadesse, Shimelis Hailu, Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugussie, and Abraha Gebrekiros

May 2010

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs encompass many different kinds of activities, but share the fundamental objective of enhancing the capacity of vulnerable communities to identify, reduce and manage risk, whether it be at the local, regional or national level.

30 Apr 2010 description

By Andy Catley and Alula Iyasu

SUMMARY

This report describes a rapid, combined livelihoods and conflict analysis in Shinile Zone, Somali Region of Ethiopia, conducted in March and April 2010. An underlying question for the analysis was the extent to which aid actors should integrate peace-building and livelihoods programming as part of long-term development strategies for the Zone.