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Start Fund Annual Report 2018

Now moving into its fifth year of operation, the Start Fund is the fastest collectively-owned funding mechanism in the world. It is a leading enabler of rapid, needs-driven humanitarian response for overlooked crises. Filling a cr... Read more...

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23 May 2018

Start Network's vision for the future of humanitarian action

To prepare for the change needed in the future, the Start Network’s 42 members came together over the last six months, to co-create a vision for the network, based on experience gained over our first eight years. This proposal was... Read more...

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13 December 2017

Navigating uncertainty: An approach for Start Fund decision-makers

Start Fund decision-makers face varying levels of uncertainty when making allocation and project selection decisions, particularly when making decisions around anticipation alerts or in the early stages of a crisis. How ... Read more...

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18 October 2018

Monthly Risk Briefing: September

The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situati... Read more...

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03 September 2018

Localisation in practice: Emerging indicators and practical recommendations

This report was commissioned by the DEPP (Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programmes) Learning Project to contribute to learning on best practice for localisation, and to move forward the discussions. The research was in... Read more...

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15 August 2018

Geoff Mulgan wants us to rethink how to use AI technology

Start Network has been looking into digital capacity, and blockchain solutions as part of its potential to solve structural problems within the humanitarian sector. Currently the system is overly centralised, funding is often slo... Read more...

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10 August 2018

Migration Emergency Response Fund alert fact sheet - 2018

This useful guide has everything Start Network members need to know when raising an alert for the new phase of the Migration Emergency Response Fund (MERF). The new phase of the MERF is focused entirely on Africa and members of th... Read more...

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06 August 2018

Monthly Risk Briefing: August

The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situati... Read more...

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01 August 2018

Monthly Risk Briefing: July

The monthly risk briefing provides information on global weather, volcanic, human and health events where members may consider using the Start Fund’s Crisis Anticipation Window. It reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situati... Read more...

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10 July 2018

Increasing resilience to natural disasters with cash-based interventions

This report from Catholic Relief Services funded through the Start Fund learning grant, identifies best practices and highlights the lessons learnt following the completion of projects within Alert 195 Vietnam (Typhoon D... Read more...

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09 July 2018

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