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Do Famine Declarations Really Lead to Increased Funding?

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This policy brief examines the relationship between famine declarations and funding since 2011. It shows that, with that one exception, there is little evidence that famine declarations actually result in a rapid increase in funding.

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Acting in Advance of Flooding: Early action in South Sudan

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By Evan Easton-Calabria | May 2023

In 2022 UN OCHA led a pilot anticipatory action intervention in South Sudan. This brief presents UN actors’ perceptions of this intervention.

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Sex, age (and more) still matter: Data collection, analysis, and use in humanitarian practice

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This report reviews progress, outlines barriers to further progress, and makes recommendations to advance gender equality in the humanitarian system.

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“Co-investigators but with different power”: Local voices on the localization of humanitarian research

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Building on a previous report on the localization of humanitarian assistance, this study focuses on issues unique to the localization of humanitarian research.

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Famine Prevention: A Landscape Report

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This study reviews what we have learned regarding policies and interventions to prevent famine, and how these can be scaled up more rapidly.

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