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Four myths about flexible programming that limit I/NGO effectiveness in protracted crises

For some time now, the call for more flexible approaches to programming in protracted crises has gained support in the community of humanitarian and development professionals. A call that has gained new momentum since the global Covid-19 crisis. Flexible programming allows organisations to remain relevant in fluid environments like humanitarian crises, or while building resilience to shocks and stresses such as drought or local conflict.

Tough Sanctions against Taliban Undermine Right to Food

Afghanistan is experiencing an unprecedented hunger crisis, exacerbated by the sanctions against the Taliban regime and the withdrawal of most foreign aid. Yet western countries, including the Netherlands, will not commit to additional financial support if it cannot be ruled out that the Taliban would benefit from it in any way.

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Working with religious actors – a synthesis report

It’s been six months in the making, and here it is: Our synthesis report on collaborating with religious actors for sustainable development. Commissioned by Prisma,…

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