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Training

UAH 2019: Climate change, multiple crises and collapse

A number of scientists and economists believe that there will be major transformations in industrial societies in the coming decades. This will happen because we will have reached certain physical limits and gone beyond certain irreversible climate and ecosystem tipping points, combined with the inertia in our society and the vulnerability of financial, supply and information networks [...]

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Observatories

Study on consortiums and meta-consortiums in the humanitarian sector

Though, in recent years, consortiums have become more and more common as a way for the aid sector to organise itself in complex crisis situations, the literature on this [...]
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Meeting of the Humanitarian Environment Network, June 2019

Members of the Humanitarian Environment Network (REH) are meeting in Paris for a new meeting "For greener humanitarian operations..." on June 13 2019 at the premises of [...]

Resources

Publication
Literature review 3: partnerships between public and private actors in situation of fragility
Publication
Key Messages from Study on Accountability, 2019
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Tools

COMPASS handbook, October 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

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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, 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

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, October 2018

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The Core Humanitarian Standard

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

Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers

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The URD Group, a think-tank in the middle of crisis

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.