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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 future - 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

Drought Financing Facility summary

The purpose of this report is to give an overview of the way the Drought Financing Facility is designed, including two proposed pilots in Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Read more...

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07 November 2017

Localisation of Aid: Are INGOs Walking The Talk?

A new publication from the Shifting the Power project looks at whether and how INGOs following their own rhetoric of localising humanitarian aid. Read more...

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30 October 2017

Cash delivery mechanism assessment

As part of Start's Migration Emergency Response Fund, Network members Mercy Corps, ACTED and IRC have conducted an assessment of how different cash delivery mechanisms serve migrant and refugee populations in Libya. Read more...

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11 October 2017

Pre-alert guidance note - cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated. Read more...

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29 September 2017

Pre-alert guidance note - disease outbreaks

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for disease outbreaks, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated. Read more...

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29 September 2017

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