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Women And Children In Africa (WACIA)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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ACT Guiding Principles on Material Aid

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ACT Guiding Principles on Material Aid, a policy guide, outlines ACT International's principles on material aid donations, the responsibilities of donors and implementing ACT members, and specifications relating to particular material aid categories.

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Guiding Principles for Philanthropic Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action

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The Guiding Principles for Philanthropic Private Sector Engagement in Humanitarian Action, a crosscutting set of guiding principles, is aimed at fostering commitment from the private sector for preparedness and relief activities. The document lists ten principles for the private sector to follow. ...

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ECHO Manual for the Evaluation of Humanitarian Aid

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ECHO Manual for the Evaluation of Humanitarian Aid provides the evaluation practice, methods, and theory utilised by the European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) to assess humanitarian aid operations.

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Quality of Money: Donor Behaviour in Humanitarian Financing

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Quality of Money: Donor Behaviour in Humanitarian Financing, a report, discusses the factors involved in steering donor behaviour for international humanitarian action. The report states that the lack of standard donor definitions, priorities, time-frames, and reporting requirements places the onus...