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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:58 by Paula Gil Baizan

It is a very exciting time to be a humanitarian. Last year awoke a sense of innovation and change that has permeated every area of our work. Working to transform the sector by working better with local actors, mainstreaming between development and humanitarian, exploring ways of working with the private sector, identifying innovative models of financing. Cash transfers and other market interventions are usually part of the conversation.

The call for more cash comes...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 00:17 by Julian Srodecki

During the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 the Grand Bargain (GB) was signed with great fanfare.  A promise was made to make humanitarian aid money go further by being more efficient and effective.  The GB promises many practical benefits to implementing organisations of all types, such as improved needs assessment, simplified reporting, more multiyear funding and reduced earmarking.  But one year on many people are asking if this is working and what progress...

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Monday, June 5, 2017 - 07:02 by Nina Nepesova

Written by Nina Nepesova and Erin Joyce

One of the most promising solutions to address violence against children is a package of seven evidence based solutions called INSPIRE[1], led by the World Health Organisation in collaboration...

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 02:48 by Paula Gil Baizan

Cash programming is being used by operational agencies and donors to revolutionise the entire humanitarian sector. Cash has opened issues regarding accountability and choice, and made us rethink the levels of trust we have in those we serve and the levels of control we impose in return.

We continue to pivot the cash programming model, constantly looking for improvements, but we are still missing something. Even the cash evolution is not enough to truly put people at...

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 00:00 by Paula Gil Baizan

 

Delays in releasing donor funds allocated to supporting Syrian refugees through cash-programmes have sparked a ‘who is to blame’ debate for hindering progress.  Some blame UN agencies for blocking reforms by focusing on increasing their...

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Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 15:47 by Julian Srodecki

At the end of last year I posted a blog wondering whether the Grand Bargain (What is the Grand Bargain?) would be over by Christmas.  I am pleased to report that is not the case. In January I was part of some key meetings with...

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 03:54 by Julian Srodecki

As the year draws to a close it is natural to look back and reflect on what went well and what could have gone better. The Grand Bargain on Humanitarian Financing was undoubtedly a highlight of the World Humanitarian Summit in May.  A document was signed by most of the humanitarian world’s donors and UN agencies.  Several NGOs like World Vision also signed...

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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 10:08 by Rachel Criswell

Google the recent meetings on forced migration and you will find highly mixed opinions on the outcomes. They were significant by virtue of the meetings taking place and language supporting the overall rights and protection of children on the move was welcomed. On the other hand, there was disappointment at the lack of commitment to concrete targets, timelines and insufficient provision for certain populations (eg. detention of children).  Ultimately, the value of these...

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Monday, September 19, 2016 - 12:23 by Rachel Criswell

"Are they really refugees? Or people who just wanted a better life?" I was asked this question while cheering on the first-ever Olympic refugee team in my local coffee shop. The answer here was clear, because the protection status of each refugee Olympian was published in their biographies for the games (IOC, 2016).  But variant of this question, regarding the...

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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 03:53 by Elika Dadsetan

When children in emergencies are asked what they need most, it’s education. In Putting Children at the Heart of the World Humanitarian Summit, a report for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), children identified and consistently prioritised their education and protection in all types of emergencies - including conflict, protracted...

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