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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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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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Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 22:46 by Elika Dadsetan

Now that the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) has come and gone, we can take a moment to reflect on what really just occurred. In some quarters expectations for this event had been huge, while others anticipated just another forum giving lip service rather than tackling important issues. Three months on from the London Conference, ...

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 04:33 by Rachel Criswell

I had the privilege of being the vice-rapporteur (i.e. assistant reporter) for the 600 person UNHCR annual partners’ consultation in June 2016.  The event featured the voices of 30 youth (ages 18-25), all of whom came from a background of forced displacement themselves or from a refugee hosting community.  These delegates now run their own NGOs or initiatives to meet needs in forcibly-displaced communities.

One speaker who caught my attention was Maria Alessi...

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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 19:37 by Hasanthi Jayamaha

A second landslide occurred on another mountain in Aranayake today (21 May) forcing World Vision staff to suspend activities in the Child Friendly Space (CFS) and evacuate the area. Learn more about the emergency response. Below is an eyewitness account of the incidents of the day by Nirmani Perera,...

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 22:51 by Thabani Maphosa

Cash transfers are one of the most significant innovations in humanitarian assistance in recent memory. They offer greater dignity, choice and flexibility for disaster-affected peoples and an opportunity for us to become better humanitarians. Cash transfers provide a platform for humanitarians to reflect by   asking, ‘Are we doing the right things, for the right reasons?’ The ‘right reasons’ must be centred on improving our ability to meet the needs and aspirations...

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