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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 Report 2021
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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Swiss re foundation announces funding to support early humanitarian action in the Philippines and across the world
Start Network launches 2021 Annual Report - Making Progress on Systems Change
Building on Start Network’s achievements on locally led action, collective innovation and new forms of financing, our 2021 Annual Report: Making Progress on Systems Change provided us the incredible opportunity once again to reflect on our quest towards actualising a new era of humanitarian action.
Holding Powerful Organisations More Accountable
As Western donors and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), we most often have disproportionate power in relation to local and national organisations.
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.
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.
Transitioning to a locally led model
Five ways the humanitarian system can become more locally led
Start Network Releases £300,000 In Funding To Support Kenyans Prior To Predicted Post-Election Tensions