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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

Women's Leadership in Disaster Preparedness

This research is an output of the Learning Project of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP). The DEPP was a 4-year programme funded by the Department of International Development and co-led by the Start and C... Read more...

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17 June 2018

Disasters & Emergency Preparedness: A Practical Resource Guide

This new guide brings together knowledge and resources from across the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) to provide agencies with practical resources on how to deliver preparedness effectively in ten areas. Read more...

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08 June 2018

Start Fund: Learning from Partnerships

The Start Fund is a multi-donor pooled rapid response fund that initiates disbursement of humanitarian finance within 72 hours. It is collectively owned and managed by the Start Network members, a group of 42 national and internat... Read more...

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15 May 2018

Start Fund Involvement in ‘Under the Radar’ Crises: An External Analysis

The Start Fund is a multi-donor pooled rapid response fund that initiates disbursement of humanitarian finance within 72 hours. It is collectively owned and managed by the Start Network members, a group of 42 national and internat... Read more...

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15 May 2018

Start Fund: Learning from Decision-Making

The Start Fund is a multi-donor pooled rapid response fund that initiates disbursement of humanitarian finance within 72 hours. It is collectively owned and managed by the Start Network members, a group of 42 national and internat... Read more...

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15 May 2018

The MERF and Mixed Migration Flows along the Mediterranean

The Migration Emergency Response Fund is a UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded rapid response, context specific, contingency fund run by the Start Network to respond to changes in the context, ... Read more...

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27 April 2018

Case Study: Anticipating high stakes elections in Kenya 2017

The Start Fund anticipation window seeks to mitigate harm and loss for communities at risk of crisis. It does so by enabling and incentivising Start Network members to monitor risk and act on the basis of forecasts. Through the St... Read more...

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24 April 2018

Case Study: Anticipation of flooding and landslides in Tajikistan

The Start Fund anticipation window seeks to mitigate harm and loss for communities at risk of crisis. It does so by enabling and incentivising Start Network members to monitor risk and act on the basis of forecasts. Through the St... Read more...

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24 April 2018

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