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Contribution to the 2018 ALNAP State of the Humanitarian System Report

Groupe URD will be contributing to the 2018 edition of the State of the Humanitarian System Report coordinated by ALNAP, in partnership with other researchers. We will be carrying out about a hundred interviews and conducting case studies in different contexts in order to report on the performance of the sector and highlight the main trends that have emerged in recent years.

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Study of sustainable urban projects for IDPs in the Central African Republic


Groupe URD is beginning a study funded by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) on the challenges of urban issues in the response to the recent crisis in the Central African Republic. The violent events that took place between 2013 and 2015 led to a large amount of internal displacement in a context of weak state institutions.

Ongoing study on aid localisation for Trócaire


After an initial field visit to Myanmar in February, Groupe URD is pursuing a study for Trócaire called “More than Money”. We will be travelling to Bunia in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the coming weeks to meet aid organisations there, and particularly local organisations, to hear their views on aid localisation.

Sigmah selected once again for the Google Summer of Code


For the fifth time since 2012, Sigmah has been selected to take part in the Google Summer of Code programme. This programme pays student volunteers to develop new open source software features. The 2017 edition of the Google Summer of Code is the biggest to date, with 201 open source organisations taking part.

Security and “agile” programming in the Sahel and the Lake Chad region


On 23 and 24 March, Groupe URD will be speaking about managing humanitarian and development operations in the Sahel and Lake Chad region at two events in Brussels: in a conference organised by the European Interagency Security Forum (EISF) and for an event aimed at the European Commission.