Project

Strategic support

Helping FAO to define its approach to the ‘triple nexus’

Though the concept of ‘linking relief and development’, also referred to as the ‘humanitarian-development nexus’, has been around for more than 20 years, the ‘triple nexus’ (humanitarian-development-peace) recently emerged in debates following the World Humanitarian Summit. Having decided to clarify its position on these issues, FAO has asked Groupe URD to help it formulate the key aspects of its approach.

News

Organisational support

Helping Asmae to set up a monitoring & evaluation mechanism for its international projects

In connection with an approach facilitated by the F3E network, Groupe URD and CartONG will be providing Asmae with support for more than a year to improve their project [...]

Training

Workshop on managing risks in industrialised environments where there are conflicts

A new training course was carried out in Ukraine, as part of the 3P project (Prevention, Preparation, Protection), funded by DG ECHO and facilitated by Groupe URD with support [...]

Resources

Publication
Social-anthropological assessment of access to reproductive health in Chad, 2019
Publication
Aid sector consortiums: report and reference framework, 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.