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Locally led action
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We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
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Anticipation & Risk Financing
Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
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Annual Review 2020
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuously evolve.
News & Blogs
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News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Start Ready goes live and confirms support for six countries
Start Network is delighted to announce that Start Ready has officially gone live, protecting people in six countries against predictable climate shocks.
On World Oceans Day, Take Action to Achieve a Sustainable Planet
World Oceans Day 2022 calls for individuals, civil society, governments, institutions and the international community to collectively work to revitalise our oceans, which are home to most of the world’s biodiversity and are predicted to be a source of employment for 40 million people by 2030.
New UK support to strengthen local level response to crises
The British Embassy in Kathmandu (BEK) has announced its continued support to anticipate and rapidly respond to crises through Start Network by providing an additional £ 1.5 million in funding to Start Fund Nepal.
Ukraine crisis reveals the need for a more equitable humanitarian response
The geopolitical scope of the Ukraine crisis means it will most likely have far-reaching consequences beyond the country’s borders. Start Network's approach to the Ukraine crisis is based on learning from other larger-scale crises that the Start Fund has responded to in the past.
The Start Fund Awards Community Led Learning Grants
The Community Led Approaches to MEAL Grant enables people affected by or at-risk of crises to have more of a say in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
CONDUCTING OBSERVATIONS AT CHILD FRIENDLY SPACES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC)
The Start Network Evidence and Learning team completed independent monitoring for a project delivering a 45-day child protection response for displaced children in Kasindi, the DRC.
How local and national organisations are resisting tokenism in the humanitarian system
Over the last decade, the global humanitarian system has faced systemic criticism by those in the Global South.
Building sustainable partnerships: INGOs’ perspectives of the value in providing partners with unrestricted funding
The exact rate of ICR received by implementing organisations varies and is often a process of negotiation. However, as a ballpark figure, it is usually between 7-10%.