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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

2011-09-16_1729

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...

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Child care: an essential service for disaster recovery

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Extensive research has documented that the provision of child care services is essential to the economic health and vitality of a community. In disaster situations, when the economic life of local communities virtually grinds to a halt, workers with young children cannot resume their jobs unless...

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Code of Conduct for NGOs engaged in Humanitarian Action, Reconstruction, and Development in Afghanistan

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Code of Conduct for NGOs engaged in Humanitarian Action, Reconstruction, and Development in Afghanistan is aimed at promoting improved understanding of NGOs in Afghanistan, their purposes, and their accomplishments among the general public, government, donors and the media. The principles of...

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Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporate Donors

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Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporate Donors, a report based upon lessons learned from a year-long study by a joint working group of the European Foundation Centre and the Council on Foundations, suggests that grant-makers can be more effective and strategic in...

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Joint evaluation of the international response to the Indian Ocean tsunami: Synthesis Report

2011-09-16_1529

Joint evaluation of the international response to the Indian Ocean tsunami: Synthesis Report examines the successes and failures as well as the constraints within which the response occurred between the first eight and 11 months of the response. It does this by distilling the findings and learning...