Literature monitoring

Innovative financing for refugee situations, Sophia Swithem, Background Paper, Development Initiatives, July 2019, 19 p.
This information document looks at innovative funding for refugee crises which have specific challenges in terms of scale, duration and type of crisis. It examines three categories of innovative funding: insurance-related, blended finance and crowdfunding. It sets out the key concepts and models of these for crisis financing more widely, examining examples of how these apply to refugee financing. It also suggests key lessons and highlights questions arising from these.

Constraints and Complexities of Information and Analysis in Humanitarian Emergencies: Evidence from Yemen, D. Maxwell, P. Hailey, L. Spainhour Baker, J. Janet Kim, Feinstein International Center, Tufts University, May 2019, 42 p.
Caught within a civil war since 2014, more than half the population of Yemen is suffering from severe acute food insecurity. This report looks at the challenges of analyzing the famine in Yemen, including the risk surveillance system recently put in place and the integrated phase classification system used globally. It makes recommendations for ways to improve the collection and analysis of data about the famine and the risks of famine in Yemen.

Systèmes alimentaires durables au Sud : Obstacle et pistes pour relever le défi, Coalition contre la faim, Position Paper, June 2019, 24 p.
Coalition Contre la Faim, a coalition of international aid NGOs, has been working for a number of years on how the transition towards sustainable food system scan be accompanied in countries in the South. This study presents the coalition’s view of the general principles of a sustainable food system. It then describes the characteristics of a sustainable farming method, the levers to promote these, ways to reinforce and encourage commercialisation and transformation circuits that give priority to local markets and to healthy and responsible consumption methods, and how to build a legal framework and public policies that encourage sustainable food systems. Two fundamental, cross-cutting dimensions of sustainable food systems are also taken into account: the way that scientific agricultural research is evolving; and gender relations.

Analyses documentaires thématiques

Several times a year, “Documentary analyses”, focusing on a given subject often related to current events, are also carried out.