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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
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News & Blogs
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News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Start Network and Welthungerhilfe at COP23
Start Network and Welthungerhilfe joined the international political community at COP23, the Bonn Climate Change Conference, to discuss how data and new financial instruments can enable aid agencies to mitigate the effects of extreme weather on communities.
Disaster financing debate
When an insurance policy for a severe drought in Malawi didn't pay out in 2015, the result was of great consequence to poor Malawians. Emily Montier asks what did we learn from the experience?
Disaster finance debate
Crisis modifiers can reduce the risk to a project from a disaster. But there are problems taking this to scale - and one possible solution
From East Africa to Pakistan…
Emily Montier and a group of ten NGOs meet in Pakistan to work on prototyping a new financing facility, designed to release funds for early action in emerging droughts.
Start Network and Pakistan government collaborate on new way to finance drought response
Start Network members have begun working with Pakistan’s disaster authority to develop a new way of funding preventative action, aimed at helping vulnerable families threatened by drought.
Risk financing for education in emergencies
The Start Network has joined a consultancy assignment to explore how structured risk management, using instruments such as insurance, could provide an important set of tools for protecting education investments.
Global Parametrics to bring insurance to vulnerable communities in developing countries
The imminent launch of Global Parametrics is interesting news in the world of disaster risk transfer and financing for the developing world and development communities.