Cross-cutting issues

This is a brief list of documents addressing cross-cutting issues. For more information and resources please see the following websites:

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December 17, 2015
The rapid assessment method for older people has been officially launched on November 25, 2015. It is a cost-effective and robust method to assess the specific needs and vulnerabilities of older people, in humanitarian contexts as well as in development situations. It has been developed these last 2 years by HelpAge International, Brixton Health and …
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October 9, 2015
    The Minimum Standards consist of eight Key Inclusion Standards and accompanying Sector-specific Standards. The Key Inclusion Standards are derived from the first eight of the Nine Commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). Gender-sensitivity and protection are incorporated as cross-cutting themes across all the Standards, with protection also included …
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November 5, 2014
This report presents key findings from an evaluation of Save the Children’s pilot project to give cash transfers to 1,500 of the poorest households in Tessaoua district, Maradi region, Niger. Its findings will be of interest to NGOs, governments and donors involved in planning and implementing food security and safety net programs. Every year, at least 200,000 children under five are treated …
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October 22, 2014
This paper has been prepared by FAO for submission to and discussion within the UN SCN with a view to developing consensual briefs for non-specialists on cross-cutting issues impacting food and nutrition security. The paper builds on information presented in the existing literature, discussions in global fora as well as perspectives obtained through interviews and …
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July 9, 2014
UNSCN is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The mandate of the UNSCN is to promote cooperation among UN agencies and partner organizations in support of community, national, regional, and international efforts to end malnutrition in all of its forms in this generation. It will do this by refining the …
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July 9, 2014
This article examines food security, nutrition, and women’s agricultural livelihoods in Western Province, Zambia. It draws on data from field research supported by Concern Worldwide UK. The research aimed to explore links between food procurement, livelihoods and care at the household level, and recognises the role of institutions and access to assets in shaping livelihood …
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