Learning & Evidence

Impact


Start Network aims to challenge and disrupt current ways of working in the humanitarian system to ensure assistance is provided more effectively and efficiently. Our strength lies in the power and efficiencies of the collective, our reach and our action.

We provide services, ideas and opportunities to our members and the wider humanitarian sector that change ways of operating at all levels, and help lead the development of innovations both locally and globally.

We are creating change through new forms of financing with our piloting of risk financing models, our pooled funds and our forecast-based early action initiatives, and encouraging others to follow in our footsteps.

We are committed to localisation with clearly articulated goals striving for more diversity and complementary partnerships, and our hub development ensuring a more balanced governance, and visibility and voice to local decision-makers.

Our reach and influence is evident in the growth and support of the work we do.

Evaluations and Annual reports


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The Start Fund: Value and Uniqueness

The Start Fund is the first multi-donor pooled humanitarian funding mechanism, managed exclusively by international and national non-governmental organisations (INGOs/NNGOs). As its membership has expanded, the frequency of alerts has risen, tools and systems have improved, governance has been restructured, and evidence and learning pro-cesses have been strengthened. In its sixth year of operation, by August 2020 the Start Fund had awarded over £71m and demand was seen to be at an all-time high. Past independent evaluations of the Start Fund and its performance have concluded that it is a successful and unique funding mechanism that has added significant value to, and has great potential to reform, the humanitarian financing system.

09Aug21

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Annual Report 2020

2020 was a difficult year for communities around the world. The year reinforced the need for local, highly contextual solutions to humanitarian problems, and heightened the need for proactivity, flexibility and speed when managing disasters. In 2020 Start Network stepped up its support for communities, while demonstrating and advocating for change across the global humanitarian system. Our 2020 Annual Review demonstrates what the network achieved in 2020, it covers three areas; locally led action, collective innovation and new forms of financing.

02Aug21

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REVISION ANUAL 2020

2020 fue un año difícil para las comunidades de todo el mundo. El año reforzó la necesidad de soluciones locales y altamente contextualizadas para los problemas humanitarios, y acentuó la necesidad de proactividad, flexibilidad y rapidez en la gestión de los desastres.

02Aug21

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Revue Annuelle 2020

2020 a été une année difficile pour les communautés du monde entier. Elle a renforcé le besoin de solutions locales et très contextuelles aux problèmes humanitaires et le besoin de proactivité, de flexibilité et de rapidité dans la gestion des catastrophes. En 2020, Start Network a intensifié son soutien aux communautés, tout en démontrant et en plaidant pour le changement à travers le système humanitaire mondial. Notre rapport annuel 2020 démontre ce que nous avons réalisé en 2020, elle couvre trois domaines; l'action menée localement, l'innovation collective et les nouvelles formes de financement.

02Aug21

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Annual Report 2020 AR

كان عام 2020 عامًا صعبًا للمجتمعات في جميع أنحاء العالم. عزز العام الحاجة إلى حلول محلية عالية السياق للمشكلات الإنسانية ، وزاد من الحاجة إلى المبادرة والمرونة والسرعة عند إدارة الكوارث. في عام 2020 ، عززت Start Network دعمها للمجتمعات ، بينما كانت تدافع عن التغيير وتؤيده عبر النظام الإنساني العالمي. توضح المراجعة السنوية لعام 2020 ما حققتهكان عام 

02Aug21

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Annual Report - Bangla

  2020 was a difficult year for communities around the world. The year reinforced the need for local, highly contextual solutions to humanitarian problems, and heightened the need for proactivity, flexibility and speed when managing disasters. In 2020 Start Network stepped up its support for communities, while demonstrating and advocating for change across the global humanitarian system. Our 2020 Annual Review demonstrates what the network achieved in 2020, it covers three areas; locally led action, collective innovation and new forms of financing.

02Aug21

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Evaluation Interne Suite Au Versement De L’indemnite Arc Au Partenaire ARC Replica Au Senegal En 2020

En 2017, le Start Network et le Programme Alimentaire Mondial ont cherché à étendre l'approche de l'African Risk Capacity (ARC) par le biais du programme ARC Replica. Les objectifs étaient d'étendre la couverture de l'ARC tout en donnant la possibilité de tester de nouveaux outils de financement pour la société civile (en particulier l'assurance), et finalement l'adoption de l'ARC. Cette initiative a été soutenue par la Banque allemande de développement (KFW) au nom du ministère fédéral allemand de la coopération économique et du développement. Cette évaluation examine l'impact de ce versement aux membres du Start Network qui ont reçu le financement sur les communautés qui ont été touchées par le programme.

23Feb21

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ARC Replica Payout, Senegal 2020 - Internal Evaluation

In 2017, Start Network and the World Food Programme sought to expand the approach of African Risk Capacity (ARC) through the ARC Replica programme. The objectives were to further expand the coverage of ARC while giving the opportunities to test new financing tools for civil society (especially insurance), and ultimately the uptake of ARC. This initiative has been supported by the German Development Bank (KFW) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. This evaluation reviews the impact of this pay-out to the Start Network members who received the funding on the communities who were reached through the programme.

16Feb21

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ARC Replica Payout Process Evaluation

In July 2019, Start Network and the Government of Senegal each purchased an insurance policy against drought through African Risk Capacity Ltd. When the pre-agreed triggers were met in November 2019, a payout of US $12.5m was made to the Government of Senegal and another US $10.6m was paid to Start Network for early humanitarian action. Six Start Network members then worked alongside the Government of Senegal to deliver assistance throughout 2020 to Senegalese families ahead of a severe large-scale drought.

20Dec20

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Evaluation du processus de versement de l’ARC Replica

En juillet 2019, Start Network et le gouvernement du Sénégal ont chacun souscrit une police d'assurance contre la sécheresse auprès d'African Risk Capacity Ltd. Lorsque les déclencheurs convenus au préalable ont été atteints en novembre 2019, un versement de 12,5 millions de dollars US a été effectué au gouvernement du Sénégal et 10,6 millions de dollars US supplémentaires ont été versés à Start Network pour une action humanitaire précoce. Six membres de Start Network ont ensuite travaillé aux côtés du gouvernement du Sénégal pour fournir une assistance tout au long de l'année 2020 aux familles sénégalaises avant une grave sécheresse à grande échelle.

26May21

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10 Lessons from the first three years of Crisis Anticipation

In 2016 the Start Network launched Crisis Anticipation within the Start Fund. This short brief documents the 10 key lessons learned and recommendation from the first 3 years of Crisis Anticipation at the Start Network.

03Dec20

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Informe Anual de 2019 - Espanol

El primer informe anual de la organización benéfica independiente Start Network examina cómo nuestras soluciones están abordando los problemas del sistema de ayuda mundial. Informando sobre lo que la red logró en 2019, el informe contiene tres áreas: localización, nueva financiación e innovación colectiva, así como la forma en que nos hicimos independientes y nuestras principales funciones.

02Sep20