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Crisis response summary: Columbia - Displacement

Since August 21, due to political dispute between Colombia and Venezuela, 1,482 people were deported from& Venezuela to Colombia, and a further 19,952 returned for fear of persecution Read more...

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29 December 2015

Crisis response summary: Colombia - Displacement

On 26 June, 2015, military clashes between the Colombian government and rebel forces displaced 434 of the 600 Embera Eyabida indigenous people living in Urrao, the capital of Urrao Minicipality, located in Antioquia department, Co... Read more...

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07 December 2015

Crisis response summary: Ethiopia - Displacement

Since the start of the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan on 15 December 2013, more than 218,700 South Sudanese have crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region, fleeing from violence and food insecurity. Read more...

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07 December 2015

Start Fund Second Independent Evaluation August 2015

Assessing the performance of Start funded projects and their influence on the evolution of crises. Read more...

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09 August 2015

Start Fund Report 2015

This report, for donors, Network Members and all Start Fund stakeholders, provides evidence on the performance of the Start Fund, and reflections on the challenges we have collectively faced over the last year. Read more...

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01 August 2015

Drought insurance for early response

This report outlines the design of a new funding mechanism that will ensure more timely humanitarian response to emerging drought-induced food and livelihood crises. The design of this mechanism was carried out through joint partn... Read more...

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25 May 2015

How can donor requirements be reformed to strengthen local capacity?

This paper has been written to inform discussion between donors, the United Nations and NGOs about an emerging tension between two important goals: building local capacity and managing programmatic risk. Read more...

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10 May 2015

Power & Politics

This is the second case study developed on behalf of the Start Network. The series is designed to capture the emerging story of the Consortium and draw out some useful lessons about collaboration.  Read more...

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02 March 2015

The Start Fund 2014 Global Report

This report, written for Donors, Members and stakeholders, provides evidence and analysis of the Start Fund performance over 2014. Read more...

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02 February 2015

Evaluation of the Start Fund Design and Build phase

The Start Fund is a multi-donor pooled funding mechanism that consists of a network of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and provides small-scale funding (up to £300k per organisation over a 45 day window) to fro... Read more...

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08 January 2015