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Ceres Principles


Ceres Principles is a ten-point code of corporate environmental conduct publicly endorsed by companies as an environmental mission statement or ethic. Imbedded in that code of conduct is the mandate to report. By endorsing the Ceres Principles or adopting their own comparable code, companies not...

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Needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector


This report documents the findings of a year-long study into the link between needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector.

Children's Rights Group International e.V (CRIG International)


Children's Rights Group International e.V (CRIG International) aims to improve the living conditions of children in Africa. CRIG undertakes relief efforts for orphans, vulnerable children, and handicap children, and provides medical assistance to needy children. CRIG also assist in paying school...

Inside Out Trust


The Inside Out Trust develops prison projects that teach prisoners new skills which they use to provide goods and services to disadvantaged people around the world. The new skills improve the prisoners' employment prospects after release. Prisoners in over 70 prisons in Great Britain are involved...

Women And Children In Africa (WACIA)


Women and Children in Africa (WACIA) is a registered charity committed to the relief of poverty in Africa. In particular, it works to alleviate the hardship and distress of women and children affected by the war in Uganda. By funding and supporting projects that make a real difference to the people...

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Measuring the impact of humanitarian aid


This report investigates the current state of the art in measuring and analysing the impact of humanitarian assistance. It is concerned with questions around how impact can be measured, why this is increasingly being demanded, and whether it is possible to do it better. It also explores the...

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The 2008 Humanitarian Accountability Report


The 2008 Humanitarian Accountability Report reviews the progress made towards strengthening accountability norms and practices in the humanitarian sector, including an overview of Humanitarian Accountability in 2008. The report also provides detail findings of the annual perceptions of humanitarian...

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Responding to urban disasters: Learning from previous relief and recovery operations


This paper draws on experience from the responses to a number of urban disasters. It highlights key lessons to guide local authorities, national governments, international agencies, the private sector, learning centres and community organisations in approaching the specific challenges of addressing...

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Key issues in emergency needs assessment


Over 50 representatives from governments, multilateral agencies, NGOs, regional bodies, research institutes and consultancy firms gathered at WFP's Rome headquarters in October 2003 for the third technical consultation on strengthening emergency needs assessments. A series of technical workshops...

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Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide


Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide describes the role of various UN agencies during an emergency, and identifies ways in which companies can support relief efforts in a timely and appropriate manner, through cash contributions, in-kind donations, or...