Project

Strategic support

Mid-term review of France’s humanitarian strategy 2018-2022

In the lead up to the 5th French National Humanitarian Conference in May 2020, Groupe URD has been asked to conduct the mid-term review of France’s humanitarian strategy 2018-2022. The aim of this review is not to evaluate the impacts of the humanitarian strategy, but to highlight how it is implemented, the reasoning behind it and possible limits.

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Studies and research

Social anthropology expertise for aid programmes

To a large extent, the understanding of sociological and anthropological factors influences the relevance of aid programmes, and consequently, their long-term impact. This is [...]

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
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.