Tuesday October 06, 2015

Financing in crisis?: making humanitarian finance fit for the future is a 2015 report, published by the OECD.

Building on the useful recommendations of the Future Humanitarian Financing initiative, this paper takes the view that ensuring enough quality money for humanitarian crises is not just about writing a bigger cheque. The money also needs to arrive in the right place, in the right way, and at the right time.

The paper focuses on the following areas, learning from good practices by DAC members and attempting to find solutions to common challenges: - Predictable funding for predicable costs. - Funding for longer-term – protracted – crises that helps boost the resilience of crisis-affected communities; going beyond immediate life-threatening needs and supporting self-reliance. - Reworking funding tools and approaches for crises in middle income countries – learning from the challenges facing the Syrian Arab Republic affected region. - Thinking differently about funding disaster response and recovery, and about funding disaster affected states and local response actors. - Making the money go further; reducing the cost, and increasing the cost-benefit, of humanitarian operations.

(Source: OECD)

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Monday October 05, 2015

Global Goals for Sustainable Development have been adopted!

World leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years:

  • End extreme poverty
  • Fight inequality and injustice
  • Fix climate change

This initiative is made possible by a mix of government and non-governmental organizations.

(Source: Global Goals)

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Tuesday September 29, 2015

A road map for country-led data revolution is a 2015 report produced by the Informing a Data Revolution (IDR) project.

This project aims to ensure the data revolution serves the post-2015 development agenda (Global Goals). Its focus is on National Statistical Systems (NSS) in developing countries. These are crucial in generating the data needed to promote development and reduce
poverty, and to monitor international development goals.

Other than this report, the IDR project has a number of other components, including the following:

  • Country studies: a study of statistical systems in 27 countries and in-depth studies of 7 countries
  • Innovations inventory: inventories of innovative solutions that can help fill data gaps, reduce costs and improve efficiency
  • IDR Metabase: a database on the organization, management and performance of national statistical systems to provide a baseline and a means for monitoring progress over time

(Source: OECD)

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