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Start Fund Annual Report 2017

Our third year was one of exciting progress and significant learning, with 74 alerts – nearly as many as our first two years combined – funding 94 projects in 29 countries, reaching nearly 2 million people affected by crisis. F... Read more...

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25 May 2017

Impact of the Context Staff Development project

From May 2015 to December 2017, RedR UK ran Context, an innovative professional development training programme, in the Middle East and East Africa. The programme was part of the Talent Development project, one of the many pro... Read more...

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07 February 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

Start Fund Crisis Anticipation Window Annual Report 2017

The Start Fund opened its Crisis Anticipation Window in November 2016. In this report we set out the changes we have made so far, identify what we’ve learned during its first year and explain the plan to normalise and embed antici... Read more...

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07 December 2017

Start Fund: Learning from Cash Programming

This review is one in a series of learning products developed by the Start Fund Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning team with the intention of providing actionable recommendations to improve decision making at the ... Read more...

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06 December 2017

The future of Humanitarian Surge

In 2015 the Start Network launched a three-year Transforming Surge Capacity (TSC) project financed with UK aid from the UK government as part of the Department for International Development’s (DFID) Disasters and Emergencies Prepa... Read more...

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04 December 2017

Start Fund: Learning from Accountability to Crisis-Affected Communities

The study uses the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) as a lens to review the extent to which Start funded projects are accountable to disaster-affected populations, and the influence this may have on t... Read more...

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04 December 2017

Start Network's vision for the - summary

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 based on our 8-year experience. This is a summary of this vision. Read more...

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14 November 2017

How to assess the impact of a Drought Risk Financing facility: A guide

This guide outlines some of the conceptual questions, and practical tools, that can be used to evaluate drought risk financing (DRF) initiatives. It offers a framework for thinking about the impact of drought risk financ... Read more...

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14 November 2017

Start Fund handbook

This handbook details the procedures which govern the use and allocation of the Start Fund Read more...

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10 November 2017

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