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ARC Replica Payout Process Evaluation

In July 2019, Start Network and the Government of Senegal each purchased an insurance policy against drought through African Risk Capacity Ltd. When the pre-agreed triggers were met in November 2019, a payout of US $12.5m was made... Read more...

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11 February 2021

Evaluation du processus de versement de l’ARC Replica

En juillet 2019, Start Network et le gouvernement du Sénégal ont chacun souscrit une police d'assurance contre la sécheresse auprès d'African Risk Capacity Ltd. Lorsque les déclencheurs convenus au préalable ont été atteints en no... Read more...

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11 February 2021

Pushed To The Brink? The impact of COVID-19 on environmental migration in the Sahel

Migration has long been a hallmark of Sahelian populations, with people migrating to mitigate the impacts of environmental degradation and diversify access to livelihoods sources, which remain predominantly based on agricultural a... Read more...

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22 January 2021

Information is Power: Connecting local responders to the risk information that they need

Start Network has launched Information is Power: Connecting Local Responders to the Risk Information that they Need, a paper which calls for organisations to connect people at risk of crises with forecast information, which can he... Read more...

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21 January 2021

Start Fund COVID-19: An Overview

As the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread and affect countries and communities all around the world, Start Network recognised the importance of utilising the experience of its members to manage and support responses to critical C... Read more...

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11 January 2021

Knowledge, attitude and practice around heatwaves in Karachi, following a forecast-based heatwave messaging project.

The humanitarian impact of extreme heat is an increasing concern, especially in low-income countries with limited access to quality healthcare and informal dwellings which can trap heat. This report analyses the knowledge, attitud... Read more...

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04 January 2021

Review of Start Network's role in the current global response to COVID-19

Start Fund COVID-19, a funding mechanism created by Start Network, aims to provide anticipatory and rapid funding for local-level responses to the COVID-19 pandemic before larger funding instruments are available. Anticipation and... Read more...

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08 December 2020

Start Financing Facility: Quantitative analysis of risk pooling

Start Network is working to provide more effective and efficient financing models for humanitarian aid. Specifically, to enable a predictable continuum of funding for when risks of different scale and severity start to materialise... Read more...

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07 December 2020

10 Lessons from the first three years of Crisis Anticipation

In 2016 the Start Network launched Crisis Anticipation within the Start Fund. This short brief documents the 10 key lessons learned and recommendation from the first 3 years of Crisis Anticipation at the Start Network. Read more...

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03 December 2020


The monthly risk briefing reports on new, emerging or deteriorating situations; therefore, ongoing events that are considered to be unchanged are not featured and risks that are beyond the scope and scale of the Start Fund are als... Read more...

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19 November 2020