Haiti Observatory News
Groupe URD focuses on gender policies in humanitarian action
In the 1970s, feminists appropriated the term ‘gender’ so that it no longer simply meant a grammatical category but also designated a sexual identity, which was the result of social construction. This term is now widely used [...]
Survey about the Groupe URD Haiti Observatory Newsletter
How useful is the Groupe URD Haiti Observatory Newsletter? Is its content easily understood? These questions and others are part of a survey currently being carried out.
2014 training courses in “Evaluating the Quality of Humanitarian Action”
Operations by Solidarités International in Christ-Roi (Port-au-Prince)
Solidarités International is implementing a neighbourhood development programme in Christ-Roi (in the east of Port-au-Prince) and Groupe URD is carrying out an iterative evaluation of this programme. The first mission, conducted in June 2013 helped to identify issues and challenges which appear to be inherent in all projects of this kind in the metropolitan region.
WASH: a sociocultural approach which is necessary for humanitarian operations
The importance of applying socio-cultural approaches in Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes has been established. In 2013, the IFRC took a step in this direction by commissioning Groupe URD to develop an evaluation and analysis tool for the integration of socio-cultural factors in WASH programmes.
The National Technical Reference Framework for Potable Water and Sanitation to harmonise and regulate the sector
Since its creation, the National Directorate for Potable Water and Sanitation (DINEPA) has been responsible for a large number of initiatives with the aim of brining order to the potable water and sanitation sector. The latest initiative is the National Technical Reference Framework for Potable Water and Sanitation which is an operational and innovative tool for the definitive regulation of the sector.