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16 Nov 2018 description

Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters


- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.

- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.

13 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

A record-breaking 68.5 million individuals worldwide have been displaced from their homes as a result of persecution, conflict, or violence. Over 50% are children. When a displacement crisis occurs, aid agencies are equipped to mobilise massive resources in a very short period of time, but the response is often reactive. With the rise in predictive analytics, a new paradigm in humanitarian and development planning becomes possible. Predictive analytics allows agencies to anticipate the onset of a crisis and understand how that crisis will unfold over time.

13 Nov 2018 description


Men and boys may experience sexual violence during humanitarian crises—particularly when a crisis includes armed conflict, detention, and/or torture. Sexual violence perpetrated against males is used to cause harm to men or boys, and may be used as a means to demonstrate male dominance and to diminish the masculinity of the victim.

09 Nov 2018 description

The IFRC’s Minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) in emergencies is now its second edition. This edition is the result of three years of testing, revision and feedback from protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and sectoral specialists, based on use in the field by Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers in many different humanitarian operations. In addition to new chapters (such as cash-based interventions), there is a stronger focus on sexual and gender-based violence and disability inclusion.

09 Nov 2018 description

The objective of the Minimum Standard for Market Analysis (MISMA) is to guide the work of humanitarian practitioners across sectors and to ensure that, irrespective of the tool used, the key standard of market analysis is being met. By supporting high-quality market analysis, the MISMA intends to contribute to improving response analysis and programme implementation. The MISMA covers five key actions to ensure the quality of market analysis.

09 Nov 2018 description

The IASC Champions support the vision of a humanitarian environment in which people caught up in crises feel safe and respected and can access the protection and assistance they need without fear of exploitation or abuse by any aid worker, and in which aid workers themselves feel supported, respected and empowered to deliver such assistance in working environments free from sexual harassment.

06 Nov 2018 description

For the last 40 years, UN-Habitat - the United Nations Human Settlements Programme - has been working towards a better urban future to improve the lives of people around the world.

With over half of the population living in cities, and with around 3 billion more people expected to live in urban areas by 2050, cities are facing unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges.

03 Nov 2018 description

I. Executive Summary

These Guidelines supersede the April 2016 UNHCR Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan. They are issued against a background of continuing concerns about the security situation and widespread human rights abuses. They contain information on particular profiles of persons for whom international protection needs may arise in the current context in Afghanistan.

02 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children


Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) has become an important policy design framework to help reduce disaster impacts in the education sector, and practitioners have a crucial role to play. Here, we review how policies are developed and the roles practitioners can have in developing and implementing policies. We then discuss how the CSS Framework was developed through both top-down and participatory policy development processes, and highlight how practitioners can be involved in implementing, monitoring and improving the CSS Framework.

01 Nov 2018 description
report Plan International


This document outlines the Research and Evaluation Agenda 2018-2022 (hereafter the Agenda) for Plan International.

Under the umbrella of Plan International’s Global Strategy 2017-2022, including the Global Theory of Change, the Areas of Global Distinctiveness (AoGDs) and the Global Advocacy Priorities, it identifies areas to best focus our efforts and resources in generating relevant evidence that will fill sectoral knowledge gaps and enhance our influencing and programming.

31 Oct 2018 description

Q. Where can I get reliable information about Ebola?

A. Consult the following authoritative sources containing more detailed information regarding Ebola (known formally as Ebola Virus Disease, or EVD) and the most updated status of suspected/confirmed cases in affected countries:

31 Oct 2018 description
report Oxfam

Framework overview

Oxfam’s ambition is to achieve greater sustainability and governance of water and sanitation services, especially for the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable people. To do this, we need to change the way we programme: from designing the intervention to establishing the monitoring system, we need to focus on outcomes. This framework provides ideas for what sustainable outcomes can look like, even in contexts affected by conflict and fragility, and how we can measure our progress towards achieving them.

30 Oct 2018 description

1. Using the CERF Handbook

The Handbook is a reference tool to find quick answers on the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) as well as a guide to applying for and maximizing the impact of CERF funds.

The CERF Handbook describes CERF as a Humanitarian Financing tool and the activities involved in all parts of the CERF process, from coordinated prioritization to applying for CERF funds and reporting.

26 Oct 2018 description

IOM Joins UNCTAD and UNHCR to Publish Entrepreneurship Policy Guide for Migrants and Refugees

Geneva – The Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees was launched this Wednesday (24/10) during the 2018 World Investment Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The guide is the product of intensive work and collaboration between UNCTAD, UNHCR and IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

26 Oct 2018 description
report ALNAP

This companion to the ALNAP EHA Guide offers protection-specific insights for evaluators and evaluation commissioners across the humanitarian sector. It covers the planning, data management and analysis phases of evaluation and addresses a range of challenges that – whilst not all unique to protection – are often exacerbated by the contexts in which protection activities typically take place.