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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

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

Going the extra mile: Bangladesh Localisation Review

In order to establish a baseline on the state of localisation in the Start Fund and humanitarian sector in Bangladesh more generally, the Start Fund Bangladesh commissioned this external review. Read more...

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19 August 2017

The Start Fund, Start Network and Localisation

Localisation is a foundational and non-negotiable principle within the Start Network. This report presents a ‘baseline assessment’ of where the Start Fund and three DEPP projects currently sits with the‘localisation agen... Read more...

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03 August 2017

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

Crisis response summary: Uganda - Influx of South Sudanese refugees

Thousands (over 8,000) South Sudanese refugees entered north-western Uganda between 12 and 28 January 2016, driven by conflict and food insecurity in their homeland. Read more...

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09 September 2016

Start Fund Annual Report 2015/2016

This report provides evidence of our assertion that the Start Fund, collectively owned and operated by NGOs/INGOs, can and will enable the international humanitarian system to rise to the challenges of 21st century humanitarian cr... Read more...

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09 May 2016

Crisis response summary: Nigeria - Lassa fever

On 8 January, Nigeria’s government announced an outbreak of Lassa Fever, which by 14 January, was reported by Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control to have infected at least 140 people and killed 53 people in 14 of the country’s 36... Read more...

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02 May 2016

Crisis response summary: Ethiopia, anticipation of Belg rains

Starting in early 2015, Ethiopia began experiencing its worst drought in over 30 years, with Belg rains failing in Feb-April 2015, followed by a poor Kiremt rain season in July-Sept 2015 exacerbated by El Nino. Read more...

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19 April 2016

Crisis response summary: India - Flooding

On 1 December 2015, a wave of heavy rains, the third in a month, hit southern India, leading to the most intense floods in living memory for communities in Chennai city and districts in northern Tamil Nadu state, killing at least ... Read more...

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18 March 2016

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