Event

UAH 2019: Climate change, multiple crises and collapse

Climate change, multiple crises and collapse: what can the aid sector do to anticipate and adapt to the major changes ahead? Humanitarian and development actors, scientists, collapsologists, and civil society organisations involved in the struggle against poverty or the preservation of the environment – come to discuss your concerns and your ideas for the future, and let us develop strategies together to prepare for and counter the threats facing us.

News

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 [...]

Studies and research

Study on the long-term sustainability of the solar installations implemented by ESF in Senegal

One of the objectives of the ‘Learning and innovating to improve crisis response’ project is to accompany the French humanitarian sector in taking environmental issues [...]

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.