Category Archives: Development Assistance

Fair Pricing Forum – 2017 Meeting Report

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11 May 2017 by Beurs van Berlage World Health Organization 15 pp. 4.9 MB http://www.who.int/medicines/access/fair_pricing/FairPricingForum2017MeetingRepo rt.pdf?ua=1 The main aim of the Forum was to enable stakeholders to discuss options for a fairer pricing system that is sustainable … Continue reading

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The Future of Aid INGOs in 2030

by Michel Maietta, Eilidh Kennedy, Francois Bourse Actionn Against Hunger, 2017 178 pp. 52.5 MB(!) http://iaran.org/futureofaid/The_Future_Of_Aid_INGOs_In_2030-33.pdf Today’s world is plagued by long and complex conflicts, widespread involuntary migration, violent natural disasters, and rising inequality. The next 15 years will likely … Continue reading

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Are American Surgical Residents Prepared for Humanitarian Deployment?: A Comparative Analysis of Resident and Humanitarian Case Logs

by Yihan Lin, James S. Dahm, Adam L. Kushner et al. World Journal of Surgery, pp. 1-8, First Online: 04 August 2017 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00268-017-4137-x Effective humanitarian surgeons require skills in general surgery, OB/GYN, orthopedics, and urology. With increasing specialization, it is … Continue reading

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Development Aid Alone Won’t Reduce Migration

by Bavo Stevens United Nations University, July 2017 Read online at: https://ourworld.unu.edu/en/development-aid-alone-wont-reduce-migration If policymakers take it for granted that development reduces migration, despite evidence on the contrary, they are unlikely to create policies that effectively manage the increase in migration. … Continue reading

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Development Assistance for Peacebuilding

Edited by Rachel M. Gisselquist Publisher: Routledge, UNU-WIDER, 2018 198 pp. 2.0 MB http://oapen.org/download?type=document&docid=632450 Development assistance to fragile states and conflict-affected areas can be a core component of peacebuilding, providing support for the restoration of government functions, delivery of basic … Continue reading

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Aid allocation within countries: Does it go to areas left behind?

by Harsh Desai and Romilly Greenhill Overseas Development Institute Briefing Note, July 2017 12 pp. 2.4 MB https://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/resource-documents/11658.pdf Much attention has been paid to aid allocation across countries, including whether aid should target poor people or poor countries. There has … Continue reading

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Monitoring & Evaluation: Minimum Standards and Guidelines

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), 2017 76 pp. 1.2 MB http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/1-me-guidelines-web.pdf The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is committed to measuring and understanding program performance as an integral part of providing quality humanitarian assistance. Their approach to monitoring and evaluation addresses three … Continue reading

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HIV misdiagnosis in sub-Saharan Africa: performance of diagnostic algorithms at six testing sites

by Cara S. Kosack, Leslie Shanks, Greet Beelaert et al. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2017, 20:21419 18 pp. 645 kB http://fieldresearch.msf.org/msf/bitstream/10144/618961/1/Kosack+CS+et+al+- +2017+-+HIV+misdiagnosis+in+sub-Saharan+Africa.pdf In this prospective multisite diagnostic evaluation study (Guinea, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroun and Democratic Republic of Congo), … Continue reading

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Global Fund releases new guidelines on budgeting for grants

by David Garmaise Global Fund Observer, Issue 316: 19 July 2017 36 pp. 886 kB http://www.aidspan.org/sites/all/modules/custom/apw_zstatistic/publication_download .php?file=sites/default/files/gfo/316/English/GFO-Issue-316.pdf The Global Fund has updated its August 2014 guidelines on budgeting for grants. The guidelines aim to ensure implementers understand the Global Fund’s … Continue reading

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Managing cash-based programmes in a volatile markets context: The case of delivering cash using mobile money during the Zimbabwe cash liquidity crisis

by Ruth Aggiss and Ciara O’Malley CARE International UK, July 2017 16 pp. 307 kB http://insights.careinternational.org.uk/media/k2/attachments/CARE_Managing-cash- programmes-guidance-note_July-2017.pdf This case study of the first large-scale humanitarian cash programme in Zimbabwe presents learning and recommendations on how to design and adapt cash … Continue reading

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