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Entries in emergencies (53)

Wednesday
Aug192015

MARKit: Price Monitoring, Analysis and Response Kit

  

The Price Monitoring, Analysis and Response Kit (MARKit) was developed by representatives from the Local Regional Procurement (LRP) Learning Alliance to guide food assistance practitioners through the steps to monitor markets during the implementation of food assistance programs, and to ensure that programs remain responsive to changing market conditions.

This manual is intended to guide users through the toolkit, which consists of several related materials. The materials should be used in conjunction to have a full understanding of implementing MARKit.

Download the manual (PDF, 2.32 MB)

Download the toolkit:

  1. Worksheets (ZIP, 1,029 KB)
  2. Workbook with sample database (Excel, 221 KB)
  3. Sample report (Word, 118 KB)

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Tuesday
Jun162015

Expect the Unexpected: A Case Study of Impacts of Urban Food Vouchers in Somalia

  

This case study reviews CRS’ food voucher program in urban Somalia over two years, which brought benefits to markets and communities beyond its intended scope. The study is intended as a resource for practitioners and others looking to learn from recent experiences in urban market-based approaches and food security, as well as a reference for those planning market-based food programming in urban or insecure environments.

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Tuesday
Jan062015

L’intervention humanitaire dans une situation de conflit violent: Boîte à outils d’indicateurs tenant compte des conflits (avec notes d’orientation)

  

This 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.

It 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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Monday
Dec152014

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators (Arabic version)

  

This 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.

It 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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Friday
Nov212014

Typhoon Haiyan: Cash-for-Shelter Pilot Findings

Typhoon Haiyan: Cash-for-Shelter Pilot Findings   

This handout summarizes the findings from a cash-for-shelter pilot study in the Philippines.

The study found that cash grants can be effective and flexible in meeting the needs of families. Cash grants can also provide a positive incentive to use "build back safer" techniques.

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Wednesday
Feb122014

Understanding Community Perceptions of Resilience: Discussions With Communities From CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Projects

Understanding Community Perceptions of Resilience: Discussions With Communities From CRS Disaster Risk Reduction Projects   

What does resilience mean to vulnerable communities? This question is crucial when designing initiatives to promote disaster risk reduction and resilience.

Catholic Relief Services recently interviewed vulnerable people from 12 communities in Asia and Latin America about what makes communities resilient. This study offers recommendations and lessons learned about what types of programs are most effective in promoting resilience.

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Tuesday
Oct152013

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators

Humanitarian Response in Violent Conflict: A Toolbox of Conflict Sensitive Indicators   

This 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.

It facilitates more intentional collaboration between humanitarian response and justice and peacebuilding program practitioners in the design and implementation of joint programmatic efforts.

Download the PDF (2.6 MB)
Read online

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Monday
Sep162013

Case studies on shelter and settlement

Case studies on shelter and settlement   

These 13 case studies describe how shelter and settlement programs responded to emergencies in 10 countries. Each case study addresses an issue that relates to locally appropriate responses, including

  • disaster risk reduction,
  • market-based solutions,
  • owner-driven construction,
  • camp closure,
  • long-term housing,
  • urban and rural shelters,
  • accountability, resilience and more.

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Wednesday
Sep042013

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa

The Road to Resilience: Case Studies on Building Resilience in the Horn of Africa   

How can relief and development programs promote resilience in regions that experience recurrent crises? The six case studies in this document describe some of the ways that CRS has responded to the following challenges in the Horn of Africa:

  • Drought-related climate change
  • Environmental degradation
  • Floods
  • Crop pests and diseases

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Wednesday
Aug142013

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members   

The Communication Toolbox offers practical guidance for program managers who want to communicate more effectively with program participants and community members.

Download the complete publication (PDF, 1.8 MB, 60 pages) or choose individual tools:

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Friday
Jul122013

Helping Local Communities to Reduce Disaster Risk

Helping Local Communities to Reduce Disaster Risk   

East Africa has been hit hard by natural disasters in recent years. This fact sheet explains how Catholic Relief Services is responding through a wide range of disaster risk reduction and resilience activities. These initiatives help communities to take the lead in averting crises by increasing their capacity to prepare for and withstand hazards.

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Tuesday
May212013

How Young Salvadorans Are Preparing Communities for Disasters

How Young Salvadorans Are Preparing Communities for Disasters   

This program helps young people to develop strategies for disaster risk reduction in El Salvador.

The program increases community resilience in the face of natural disasters. It also expands opportunities for young Salvadorans, strengthening their motivation and potential to build a future within their own communities.

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Monday
May132013

Building Resilience: A Guide to Facilitating Community-Managed Disaster Risk Reduction in the Horn of Africa

 

This manual describes how to help communities implement disaster risk reduction activities. It was written for development workers and community-based organizations in the Horn of Africa, but practitioners can use it to implement activities around the world.

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Monday
May132013

Step-by-Step Guide to Shelter Construction: West Bengal Flood-Resistant Shelter Pilot Program

Step-by-Step Guide to Shelter Construction: West Bengal Flood-Resistant Shelter Pilot Program  

This construction guide describes how to build disaster-resistant shelters. Catholic Relief Services used this guide to build flood-resistant shelters in West Bengal.

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Saturday
Feb162013

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in Emergencies: A Resource Pack for Simple and Strong MEAL

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning in Emergencies: A Resource Pack for Simple and Strong MEAL   

This resource pack offers practical advice about how to implement a system for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) in emergencies. It provides

  • standards for MEAL in emergencies,
  • an overview of informal and formal monitoring,
  • guidance on how to conduct monitoring and evaluation,
  • ways to use the results to improve programs and
  • checklists, discussion guides, forms and other tools.

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