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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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DROUGHT RISK FINANCING IN MADAGASCAR: MODEL THRESHOLD RATIONALE (EN)

The Madagascar drought Forecast-based Action (FbA) project aims to avert or at least minimise the negative effects of a drought on the forecasted food security of people at risk in selected geographical areas or communities.

12May21

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SEUIL DE DECLENCHEMENT - MODALITES MADAGASCAR FBF

Le projet Action basée sur la prévision de la sécheresse à Madagascar (FbA) vise à éviter ou du moins à minimiser les effets négatifs d'une sécheresse sur la sécurité alimentaire prévue des personnes à risque dans des zones géographiques ou des communautés sélectionnées.

12May21

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STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES MADAGASCAR FBF

This document outlines the process of how funding will be released, accessed and disbursed to Start Network members in Madagascar, in the event of a predicted drought in Madagascar.

12May21

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PROCEDURES OPERATIONNELLES STANDARD : FBF A MADAGASCAR

Ce document détaille le processus de mise à disposition et de déboursement des fonds par les membres du Start Network à Madagascar, en cas de prévision d’une sécheresse à Madagascar.

12May21

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Programa Piloto de Localizacion de Start Fund

Start Network ha desarrollado un marco de diligencia debida por niveles para permitir que la red incorpore más organizaciones locales como miembros, sin dejar de cumplir con los donantes y garantizando la confianza en toda la red. En marzo de 2020, se estableció un proyecto piloto para evaluar el impacto de la financiación directa de los miembros que habían cumplido con un nivel particular en el marco de diligencia debida escalonada. A través del piloto, estos miembros tuvieron acceso a un máximo de 30.000 libras esterlinas a través del Start Fund.

27Apr21

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Projet Pilote De Localisation Start Fund

Start Network a développé un cadre de diligence raisonnable à plusieurs niveaux pour permettre au réseau d'accueillir davantage d'organisations locales en tant que membres, tout en respectant la conformité des donateurs et en assurant la confiance au sein du réseau. En mars 2020, un projet pilote a été mis en place pour évaluer l'impact du financement direct des membres qui avaient atteint un niveau particulier dans le cadre de diligence raisonnable. Dans le cadre de ce projet pilote, ces membres ont eu accès à un montant maximal de 30 000 £ via le Start Fund.

27Apr21

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Start Fund Localisation Pilot

Start Network has developed a tiered due diligence framework to enable the network to bring in more local organisations as members, while still meeting donor compliance and ensuring trust across the network. In March 2020, a pilot was established to evaluate the impact of directly funding members that had met a particular tier in the tiered due diligence framework. Through the pilot these members were given access to up to £30,000 via the Start Fund.

27Apr21

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A path forward for accountability

The decisions and actions of humanitarian actors have a profound effect on people affected by crisis. But how are they able to hold humanitarian agencies to account for their actions? Affected people need an effective voice in the decision-making process in order to ensure accountable, contextualised and need-based responses. In this learning paper, we explore the opportunities and challenges of a Mechanism for Accountability to Affected Populations that was trialled by Start Fund Bangladesh in 2020.

27Apr21

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Development of Mechanism for Accountability to the Affected Population in Rapid Response (Bangla)

Humanitarian actors play an important role in disaster response in Bangladesh. As such, their decisions and actions can have a profound effect on the daily lives of disaster affected people. However, the accountability framework being used by different humanitarian agencies are different and to some extent inadequate to hold humanitarian agencies accountable to the affected people in rapid response. Affected people lack an effective voice in the decision-making process of the humanitarian agencies. Hence, new tools and mechanisms are needed at the local and national level to make the humanitarian actors more accountable to affected people and communities.

27Apr21

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Development of Mechanism for Accountability to the Affected Population in Rapid Response (English)

Humanitarian actors play an important role in disaster response in Bangladesh. As such, their decisions and actions can have a profound effect on the daily lives of disaster affected people. However, the accountability framework being used by different humanitarian agencies are different and to some extent inadequate to hold humanitarian agencies accountable to the affected people in rapid response. Affected people lack an effective voice in the decision-making process of the humanitarian agencies. Hence, new tools and mechanisms are needed at the local and national level to make the humanitarian actors more accountable to affected people and communities.

27Apr21

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