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09 Jan 2018 description
report Start Network

The Government of Belgium has announced its support to the Start Fund, a global fund that enables NGOs to respond quickly to humanitarian crises.

The Start Fund provides rapid financing to underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises, filling a critical gap in humanitarian financing.

14 Dec 2017 description
report Start Network

Summary

To prepare for the change needed in the future, the Start Network’s 42 members came together over the last six months, to co-create a vision for the network based on our 8-year experience. This proposal was unanimously endorsed by our membership in November 2017.

05 Dec 2017 description
report Start Network

Summary

The study uses the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) as a lens to review the extent to which Start funded projects are accountable to disaster-affected populations, and the influence this may have on the quality and relevance of these projects.

This review is one in a series of learning products developed by the Start Fund Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning team with the intention of providing actionable recommendations to improve decision making at the project, crisis and system level.

26 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network

Members join the Start Network to be a part of a global effort to change the humanitarian system. And together we have achieved a great deal in our first eight years. Today the Start Network is delivering:

  • Fast, needs-driven, timely financing

  • Collaborative preparedness tools and resources

  • Access to global innovations

  • A model for NGO-led, principles-based decision making

  • Collaborative platform for new ways of working

13 Nov 2017 description
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Executive summary

The purpose of this report is to give an overview of the way the Drought Financing Facility is designed, including two proposed pilots in Zimbabwe and Pakistan.

The Drought Financing Facility is based on a risk management approach that involves scientific modelling of drought risks, focused scenario-based contingency planning and ground monitoring, and pre-positioned financing.

03 Oct 2017 description
report Start Network

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for disease outbreaks, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

The Start Fund Crisis Anticipation Window enables members to begin responding before a crisis turns into a disaster. Acting in anticipation of humanitarian crises is new for many agencies. It can be difficult to decide when to trigger an anticipatory alert through the Start Fund and what activities are the most effective.

03 Oct 2017 description
report Start Network

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

The Start Fund Crisis Anticipation Window enables members to begin responding before a crisis turns into a disaster. Acting in anticipation of humanitarian crises is new for many agencies. It can be difficult to decide when to trigger an anticipatory alert through the Start Fund and what activities are the most effective.

30 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network

Executive Summary

Shifting the Power (STP) is a three-year project that aims to strengthen the capacity and influence of local and national humanitarian actors, and to contribute to the development of a more balanced humanitarian system.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network

The Asia Regional Platform of the Transforming Surge Capacity project has gathered 7 international NGOs to create the regional shared roster Go Team Asia, which provides surge support to emergencies across the region. Roster members receive many capacity building opportunities; trainings, simulation exercises, one-to-one coaching, and Trainings of Trainers (ToT).

13 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network

Summary

Learning by doing is the best way to learn, so the Protection in Practice project builds local partner capacity by training, mentoring and co-implementing projects with them simultaneously. This means that vulnerable people are helped at the same time as strengthening capacity.

24 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network

by Kat Reichel

We have recently embarked on a process called Start Evolves, which aims to design the future of the humanitarian sector and Start Network’s place within it. We are inviting organisations around the world to join us in co-designing the structure needed to realise our vision of a more effective humanitarian system.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network

Summary

As part of the Transforming Surge Capacity project, seven international humanitarian NGOs have come together to test out collaborative app roaches to surge response in the Asia region. This case study highlights how Islamic Relief, one of the platform partners moving towards more regionalised surge systems, has been able to support inter - agency collaboration in the project, and how it used learnings and outputs of the project to improve its own surge mechanisms.

04 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network

Summary

Localisation is a foundational and non-negotiable principle within the Start Network. This report presents a ‘baseline assessment’ of where the Start Fund and three DEPP projects currently sits with the‘localisation agenda’.

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The report contains recommendations on how to progress in this agenda, and presents a holistic and transformative approach to localisation.

02 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network
  • Framework is part of an independent review into localisation of the Start Fund and other Start Network initiatives

  • Responding to the review, the Start Network has committed to “drive a holistic and transformative approach to localisation” The Start Network, a global network of 42 leading NGOs, has published a new framework for localisation which aims to provide a practical structure to improve the position of local organisations within international aid.