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A new era of humanitarian action


Start Network is made up of more than 50 humanitarian agencies across five continents, ranging from large international organisations to national NGOs. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and locally led action.

We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces - problems including slow and reactive funding, centralised decision-making, and an aversion to change, which means that people affected by crises around the world, do not receive the best help fast enough, and needless suffering results.
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Locally-led action


We believe that a more balanced international aid system, which shifts power to those closest to the front-line, will generate more effective and appropriate responses for people affected by crises.

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New froms of financing

New forms of financing


Our pooled funds enable fast and early action to tackle the kind of crises that are often overlooked by other funding mechanisms. Our risk financing pilots are introducing new ways of working that can save even more lives.

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Collective innovation


New ways of working are needed to tackle the challenges we face. By innovating collectively we can share expertise, insights and perspectives to shape a more effective humanitarian system.

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An international network

Today the Start Network extends to more than 50 members and their 7000 partner organisations, employing more than a quarter of a million people across 200 countries and territories.
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ইঅ্যান্ডএল ত্রৈমাসিক শিখন বিবরণ জু লাই-সেপ্টেম্বর ২০২১

এই ত্রৈমাসিক শিখন বিবরণে স্টার্ট নেটওয়ার্ক ২০২১ সালের তৃতীয় ত্রৈমাসিক থেকে যেসব উল্লেখযোগ্য শিক্ষা অরন ক্জ রেছে তার সংক্ষিপ্তসার তুলে ধরা হয়। The brief is provided in Arabic, Bangla, English, French and Spanish.

30Sep21

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Start Network Resumen Trimestral De Aprendizaje Julio-Septiembre 2021

Este informe trimestral de una página resume algunos de los principales aprendizajes de la Red Start entre julio y septiembre de 2021. En él se exponen las principales conclusiones del aprendizaje y se ofrecen enlaces a informes más detallados. Se centra en: -Formas de trabajar: ¿cómo podemos mejorar nuestros datos y nuestro aprendizaje? -Programas: qué hay que tener en cuenta a la hora de aplicar los programas y -Qué queremos aprender más. El informe está disponible en inglés, español, francés, árabe y bengalí.

30Sep21

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Start Network Bulletin Trimestriel D'apprentissage Juillet-Septembre 2021

Cette note trimestrielle d'une page résume certains des principaux apprentissages du Start Network de juillet à septembre 2021. Le résumé présente les principaux enseignements et fournit des liens vers des rapports plus détaillés. Il se concentre sur : -Les méthodes de travail : comment pouvons-nous améliorer nos preuves et notre apprentissage ? -Les programmes : ce qu'il faut prendre en compte lors de la mise en œuvre de programmes et de projets. -Les sujets sur lesquels nous voulons en savoir plus. Le dossier est disponible en anglais, espagnol, français, arabe et bangla.

30Sep21

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Start Network Quarterly Learning Brief July-September 2021

This quarterly one-page brief summarises some of Start Network’s key learning from July to September of 2021. The brief talks through the key learning takeaways and provides links to more detailed reports. It focuses on: -Ways of working: how can we improve our evidence and learning? -Programmes: what to consider when implementing programmes and -What we want to learn more about. The brief is provided in Arabic, Bangla, English, French and Spanish.

30Sep21

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