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Tuesday
Apr012014

New site offers guidance and tools to help design resilient seed systems for vulnerable farmers

Having access to the right seed can make or break a farmer’s ability to recover after a drought, flood, earthquake, or the chronic shocks linked to climate variability.

Seedsystem.org provides practical guidance and strategic thinking to help professionals design productive, resilient and market-oriented seed systems, even in times of emergency and chronic stress.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

Six ways that we are using ICT4D for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning

ICT4D for MEAL   

We were delighted when the American Evaluation Association invited us to describe how we're using technology for monitoring and evaluation.

CRS staff shared experiences, insights and lessons learned in a series of six blog posts on the AEA365 blog.

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Wednesday
Oct302013

CRS releases a new toolbox of conflict sensitive indicators 

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A new toolbox adapts a sample of 15 indicators from the SPHERE Project’s Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response to be even more conflict sensitive while remaining practical and user-friendly. The toolbox facilitates more intentional collaboration between humanitarian response and justice and peacebuilding program practitioners in the design and implementation of joint programmatic efforts.

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