News

Anticipate now for a better response!

For the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on Sunday 13 October, the RepR network is working to raise awareness about the importance of DRR in humanitarian programmes. Groupe URD, Humanité & Inclusion, Solidarités international, the French Red Cross and Care France have designed a poster to help NGOs better integrate the DRR approach into their activities (shelter, health, education, WaSH, food security).

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Organisational support

Results of the initial data survey in the Lake Chad Basin region, RESILAC project

The objective of the initial data survey is to provide an overview of the intervention territory and to establish the baseline data for the project's indicators, in order to [...]

World Water Council, Stockholm, August 2019

Groupe URD is participating in the World Water Forum in Stockholm from 26 to 31 August 2019. With a long experience of working on water issues in crisis response, Groupe URD [...]

Resources

Press & radio
Anticipating uncertainty, preparing for the unknown: humanitarian actors in the face of issues linked to climate change
Publication
Sahel Shock Response 2018 in Mali: capitalization report, 2019
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Tools

COMPASS handbook, 2018

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The COMPASS is a quality and accountability management method for humanitarian and development projects. This methodological guide includes recommendations and tools to implement the quality and accountability commitments of the Core [...]

The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), 2014

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The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) sets out Nine Commitments that organisations and individuals involved in humanitarian response can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of the assistance they provide. It [...]

Guide to supporting and monitoring projects which promote access to electricity (ESF), 2015

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Since its creation in 1986, Electricians Without Borders (ESF) has acquired a strong experience in the implementation of electricity and water access projects in developing countries. In 2014, the NGO formalized its commitment to guarantee and [...]

Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers, 2009

The Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers contains detailed practical advice on the participation of affected people in humanitarian action. It has three sections: Developing a participatory approach (main issues, key factors, [...]
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COMPASS handbook, 2018

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The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), 2014

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Guide to supporting and monitoring projects which promote access to electricity (ESF), 2015

Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers, 2009

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Groupe URD, a think-tank for humanitarian action

Founded in 1993, Groupe URD is an independent think tank that specialises in analysing practices and developing policies for the humanitarian sector. Our multi-disciplinary expertise, based on continual field visits to crisis and post-crisis contexts, provides us with insight into the functioning of the sector as a whole. We believe in sharing knowledge and collective learning, and we help aid actors to improve the quality of their programmes.