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  • This site offers the most useful technical resources that can help you increase the quality and impact of your emergency programming. If you feel that an important resource is missing, let us know please.

    Key Resources

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 (PDF, 430.51 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains PIN's commitments and priorities in terms of humanitarian aid for the strategic period 2017-2021, including key priorities, expected results, required investments and actions, and relevant responsibilities.

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief (PDF, 47.53 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource lists the 10 fundamental humanitarian principles that PIN as well as other humanitarian actors adhere to. They give guidance on how humanitarian aid should be provided and what impacts should be sought for the affected population.

    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers, HR Officers
    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains the minimum technical humanitarian standards used in four main programming areas, including WASH, food security and nutrition, shelter and NFIs, and health. It also includes the Humanitarian charter, Protection principles and Common Humanitarian Standard brief.

    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response - overview
    Language: English, French, Arabic, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Humanitarian principles and standards

    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief (PDF, 47.53 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource lists the 10 fundamental humanitarian principles that PIN as well as other humanitarian actors adhere to. They give guidance on how humanitarian aid should be provided and what impacts should be sought for the affected population.

    ICRC (2010) Code of Conduct for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers, HR Officers
    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains the minimum technical humanitarian standards used in four main programming areas, including WASH, food security and nutrition, shelter and NFIs, and health. It also includes the Humanitarian charter, Protection principles and Common Humanitarian Standard brief.

    SPHERE (2018) SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response - overview
    Language: English, French, Arabic, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    CHS Alliance (2014) Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (PDF, 1.35 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains the nine commitments that humanitarian actors can use to improve the quality and effectiveness of their assistance. PIN strives to meet these commitments. The versions in 25 other languages can be downloaded from https://corehumanitarianstandard.org/the-standard/language-versions

    CHS Alliance (2014) Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Emergency Preparedness

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 (PDF, 430.51 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains PIN's commitments and priorities in terms of humanitarian aid for the strategic period 2017-2021, including key priorities, expected results, required investments and actions, and relevant responsibilities.

    PIN (2018) Global strategy for emergency preparedness and response 2017-2021 - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Markets in Emergencies

    Resources on Markets / Private Sector in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to Market and Private Sector related section.

    Resources on Markets / Private Sector in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Evaluation & Research Reports, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Cash and Vouchers Assistance in Emergencies

    Resources on Cash and Voucher Assistance (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to Cash and Voucher Assistance.

    Resources on Cash and Voucher Assistance - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Toolkits & Manuals, Evaluation & Research Reports, E-Learning and Webinars, Training Materials, Communication Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Food Security & Livelihoods in Emergencies

    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on Food Security Indicators in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resources provides guidance on how to select food security indicIndiKit website offers guidance on the use of many food security (and other) indicators, including specific survey questions, practical tips and things to be careful about. ators and how to measure them while designing an intervention.

    PIN (2019) IndiKit: Guidance on Food Security Indicators in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Resources on Agriculture in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to agriculture and resources management.

    Resources on Agriculture in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    IFE Core Group (2017) Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Operational Guide (PDF, 836.15 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    Key guidance for use in food security and nutrition interventions in emergency contexts, to ensure programmes are providing the necessary requirements for adequate infant and young child feeding.

    IFE Core Group (2017) Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: Operational Guide - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Nutrition in Emergencies

    Resources on Nutrition Security Assessments (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to the KLC section dedicated to nutrition security.

    Resources on Nutrition Security Assessments - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Training Materials
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Resources on Nutrition in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to nutrition.

    Resources on Nutrition in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Project Design Examples, E-Learning and Webinars, Training Materials, Templates
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    WASH in Emergencies

    Resources on WASH in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to WASH.

    Resources on WASH in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Project Design Examples, Training Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Shelter, NFIs & Settlements in Emergencies

    CRS (2015) Using Cash for Shelter - Case Studies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    These case studies are intended to serve as a platform for more discussion and review on promising and best practices in how and when to utilize cash to achieve shelter outcomes.

    CRS (2015) Using Cash for Shelter - Case Studies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Evaluation & Research Reports
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Shelter and NFI Indicators (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    IndiKit website offers guidance on the use of shelter and NFI indicators, including specific survey questions, practical tips and things to be careful about.

    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Shelter and NFI Indicators - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Cross cutting topics

    IASC (2018) Introduction to Gender with Age Marker (GAM) (PDF, 199.11 KB)
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    Also available in: French, Arabic, Spanish

    When can it be useful?
    This two-pager describes IASC's Gender with Age Marker (GAM), an updated and expanded version of the Gender Marker tool that has been used for assessing the extent to which a humanitarian intervention addresses gender- and age-related differences.

    IASC (2018) Introduction to Gender with Age Marker (GAM) - overview
    Language: English, French, Arabic, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    IASC (2018) GAM Tip Sheets (URL)
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    Also available in: French, Spanish

    When can it be useful?
    The Tip Sheets offer guiding questions, examples and specific interventions which show how humanitarian projects across many different sectors can effectively mainstream gender and age in their design, implementation and M&E.

    IASC (2018) GAM Tip Sheets - overview
    Language: English, French, Spanish
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    ALNAP (2006) Evaluating humanitarian action using the OECD-DAC criteria (PDF, 197.44 KB)
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    When can it be useful?
    Guide to applying the DAC Criteria for humanitarian interventions: Relevance/appropriateness, Connectedness, Coherence, Coverage, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Impact

    ALNAP (2006) Evaluating humanitarian action using the OECD-DAC criteria - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
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    Education in Emergencies

    Resources on Education in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to Education.

    Resources on Education in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Protection in Emergencies

    Resources on Protection in Emergencies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This link will take you to all the relevant documents at this site dedicated to protection and social inclusion.

    Resources on Protection in Emergencies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Training Materials
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    ECHO (2019) The Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in EU-funded Humanitarian Aid Operations (PDF, 1.36 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    DG ECHO' s operational guidance on how to include persons with disabilities into humanitarian interventions.

    ECHO (2019) The Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in EU-funded Humanitarian Aid Operations - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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