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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships, a publication by the UN Global Compact Office, presents a case for partnering with the UN in addition to listing case studies of successful UN-business partnerships. The partnerships presented in the...

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BOND Listing of Quality Standards, Codes and Inititatives

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BOND Listing of Quality Standards, Codes and Inititatives, produced by the British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND), provides web links to approximately forty codes, frameworks, agreements and other documents relating to quality standards for NGOs.

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The politics of principle: the principles of humanitarian action in practice

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This report is the synthesis report of an independent study by ODI into humanitarian principles. In recent years there has been an outpouring of reflection on principles by humanitarian agencies, and attempts in several countries by groups of agencies to develop a more explicitly ‘principled’...

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Cash and vouchers in emergencies

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This paper is the final product of a three-year research project looking into when the option of giving people money instead of, or as well as, in-kind assistance is feasible and appropriate. A strong body of evidence is starting to emerge to indicate that providing people with cash or vouchers...

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Emergency Field Handbook: A Guide for UNICEF Staff

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The Emergency Field Handbook is structured around UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies. These commitments outline the organisation’s role in providing protection and assistance to children and women. They make a clear distinction between life-saving interventions that should be...

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Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations

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Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations, a guidebook, is designed to assist donors and recipients to make decisions that will have the greatest long-term benefit to countries affected by natural or complex disasters.

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Handbook for emergencies, second edition

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Effective emergency preparedness and response is a major priority of UNHCR. Crises have caused widespread human suffering and put great demands on UNHCR, prompting them to develop an effective response mechanism. Having dispatched over 300 missions throughout the world since 1992, UNHCR now has in...

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Guidelines for Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Project Proposals and Reports

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The Guidelines for Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Project Proposals and Reports are for agencies seeking emergency funds to support short-term international humanitarian assistance. The guidelines clarify the types of projects for which they have been developed (ie. short-term responsive...

RANET

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RANET is an international collaboration to make weather, climate, and related information more accessible to remote and resource poor populations. RANET undertakes this mission in order to aid day-to-day resource decisions and mitigate disaster losses. The program combines innovative technologies...

Oxfam

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Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can...