News

Observatories

News from the KEY programme in Mali

As we approach the end of 2019, a growing number of activities are being implemented in Mali in connection with the KEY programme, which aims to increase the resilience of those who are vulnerable to food and nutritional insecurity. Groupe URD is responsible for the ‘agility, knowledge management and communication’ component of the programme, via studies, evaluations, training, methodological support and the dissemination of knowledge.

News

Organisational support

Development of an information management system for RESILAC, with CartONG

As part of the RESILAC project, CartONG is providing Groupe URD with support by designing and setting up an information management system. During an initial pilot phase, the [...]

Evaluation

Nepal: long-term support in risk management

In the last six years, Groupe URD has conducted a series of evaluations and field visits in Nepal, both before and after the earthquakes in 2015. These have helped us to [...]

Resources

Publication
Aid sector consortiums: report and reference framework, 2019
Publication
Literature review 4: Climate refugees – when climate change affects fragile contexts, 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.