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Our resources hub is a work in progress. You can find all our key resources on policy and practice from around the world below - including tools, frameworks and papers on humanitarian, health, markets, governance, gender and conflict.

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Hemos trabajado en América Latina y el Caribe por más de 30 años, apoyando a nuestras contrapartes para enfrentar la injusticia, las violaciones a los derechos humanos y la desigualdad.
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A study by EpiAFRIC, commissioned by Christian Aid, to examine the feasibility of rolling out or supporting the roll out of a community health insurance scheme in Nigeria and Ghana.
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Christian Aid Bangladesh has been implementing the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standards in Accountability and Quality Management1 since 2011.
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An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Bangladesh.
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An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Ethiopia.
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An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Ghana.
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An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Kenya.
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An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Malawi.
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An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Mali.
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An in-depth investigation into the context and opportunities for civil society-led accountability on family planning in Nepal.
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Learning and insights from Action2020’s inception phase in 2015.
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Nicaragua is one of the countries in the Americas most vulnerable to climate change and significantly reliant on agriculture for employment and livelihoods.
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A report on the Voice to the People project in Nigeria - our approach, achievements, lessons, challenges and future plans.
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Summary report of findings from Christian Aid-supported communities in Anambra, Benue, Kaduna, Plateau States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria.
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This booklet is designed to help you understand the conflict in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory, with a timeline of events and accounts from the people who live there.
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This report uses Christian Aid’s experience of piloting a resilience project in the occupied Palestinian territory to try to establish initial learning and contribute to the sector’s discussions to build understanding of resilience in conflict settings.
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Investment in building resilience, reducing disaster risk and strengthening local capacity to respond saves lives and speeds recovery from emergencies.
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It does matter where money comes from - money raised from taxation generates stronger state-citizen relationships than aid or natural resources.
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Case studies, successess and challenges from the ICRAM malaria project in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Funded by Christian Aid and J.C.Flowers.
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A case study showing how how the added value of partnership is critical to family planning.
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A case study on a unique health promotion strategy used by Christian Aid Nigeria in its strengthening community health and HIV response in Nigeria (SCHH) - the ‘fruitbowl’ approach provides health education to communities and households.
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The work and achievements of community development committees (CDCs) in Nigeria, to promote the health of community members, using a rights-based approach to request quality services, particularly for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
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Christian Aid Nigeria works in partnership with Vitamin Angels Alliance to provide Vitamin A supplements and deworming (VAS-D) to Nigerian children under the age of five. This case study explores what was done and how it has improved lives.
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Through the strengthening community health and HIV response project, Community Health Agents (CHAs) helped educate community members on health issues and seek help when needed. These case studies show how they have improved lives.
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After an emergency, cash transfer programming supports markets because they are critical in humanitarian response, supplying goods and services for relief, recovery and reconstruction.
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A celebration of seven years of achievements, learnings and impact on the lives of millions of India’s poorest and marginalised people.
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In 2015/16 Christian Aid reached millions of people globally, improving lives, responding to conflict and disasters, and influencing decision-makers.
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Christian Aid Afghanistan's strategy for delivering a long-term development programme focusing on gender equity and building thriving, resilient livelihoods.
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How Christian Aid Afghanistan and the Afghan Women’s Education Center (AWEC) are strengthening local capacities, empowering communities and reducing socioeconomic vulnerability in Afghanistan through a three-year European Union-funded programme.
Christian Aid's objectives, key successes, challenges and accounts for 2014-15.
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Christian Aid's strategy for our work in Bangladesh - what we work on, who we work with, where we work, and why.
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Briefing on Hydrofluorocarbon emissions (HFCs) and why there is a need for an accelerated global phase down of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol to help stall global warming.
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Spanish version of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions briefing: why there is a need for an accelerated global phase down of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol to help stall global warming.
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Christian Aid has worked in Colombia since the 1980s. Our essential mission is to expose structural and physical violence and challenge the systems that prevent the fulfilment of human rights for all.
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Christian Aid ha trabajado en Colombia desde 1980. Nuestra misión principal es exponer la violencia estructural y física y desafiar los sistemas que evitan el cumplimiento de los derechos humanos de todas y todos.
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A participatory vulnerability and capacity assessment (PVCA) empowers poor people to analyse their problems and suggest their own solutions.
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A summary of Christian Aid's humanitarian project in north-east Nigeria, aimed at providing food, water, sanitation and hygiene
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An overview of Christian Aid Myanmar's work - our goals, partners, and where we work.
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Christian Aid believes poverty and extreme levels of inequality in the Middle East stem from the systematic violations of people’s rights and from unjust, unaccountable power structures.
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We have worked in Latin America and the Caribbean for more than 30 years, supporting our partners to tackle injustice, human rights violations and inequality.
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Short term consultancy opportunity with Christian Aid Nigeria to evaluate a 12-month humanitarian programme in Adamawa, Borno and Gombe states. Closing date 12 May 2017.
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A report on Christian Aid's humanitarian intervention in North Central Nigeria to improve the living conditions of internally displaced people.
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Project summary ICRAM+K malaria project in Nigeria. Funded by Christian Aid and J.C.Flowers, the two-year project was implemented in 10 communities in Kaduna State.
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An overview of the vision, aims and activities of our Nigeria country programme.
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How we respond to requests for information and what types of information we actively prioritise to make available.
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Violence and conflict affects almost one fifth of the world’s population or 1.5 billion people. This is Christian Aid's strategy for tackling violence and building peace.
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Christian Aid's management response to the external evaluation of Christian Aid’s DEC Typhoon Haiyan rehabilitation and resilience building programme.
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This organisational policy document outlines Christian Aid's position on family planning.
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A summary report including achievements, lessons learnt and case studies.
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A toolkit to inform country staff, partners and NGOs of the main debates currently occurring on climate change and to encourage lobbying and campaign actions.
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Agriculture is the economic sector most vulnerable to climate change and it is directly responsible for about 25% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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Pour Christian Aid, un bon rapport qualité-prix ne consiste pas à rechercher la solution la moins coûteuse possible, à moins qu’elle soit également la plus efficace et la plus inclusive. (French language value for money report.)
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Christian Aid’s community health framework sets out how every member of society can enjoy the right to health services, based on our programme experiences.
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Para Christian Aid, el valor por el dinero no consiste en buscar la opción más barata posible, a menos que esta sea también la opción más eficaz e inclusiva. (Spanish language value for money report.)
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Myanmar has the highest incidence of malaria and mortality rates in Southeast Asia. This case study looks at Christian Aid's work to control malaria in eastern Myanmar.
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This paper sets out Christian Aid's position in the lead up to COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016 - the conference should act as a springboard for accelerated climate action in the period before 2020, when the Paris Agreement is due to enter into force.
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Too often, economic policies undermine social objectives, including gender equality. These case studies explore gender responsive budgeting and make recommendations for governments, donors and CSOs.
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A report summarising our key experience across three countries – Kenya, India and Nicaragua.
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The December 2016 edition of ECRP Insights. ECRP is a Christian Aid-led resilience programme in Malawi.
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A case study video from Malawi showing how people are being enabled to move beyond survival and subsistence, to enjoy thriving and dignified lives.
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Case study video featuring Fatima, a community leader and Jose, a youth leader, explaining how they have developed skills to hold the local government to account and to advocate for the rights of women and young people.
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A Christian Aid humanitarian briefing paper discussing how no one should be left behind in rebuilding Nepal.
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An external evaluation of Christian Aid's DEC-supported response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. Assessing achievements, outcomes and lessons for future emergency responses.
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Case study exploring maternal, neonatal and child health - a vital component of Christian Aid's community health programmes in eastern Myanmar.
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Partnership is critical to Christian Aid’s SCHH project in ensuring increased access to and uptake of crucial health services in rural, marginalised communities.
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Kenya is one of five country studies carried out as part of an organisational assessment of Christian Aid’s work on accountable governance.
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Providing health education to communities and households on various issues including family planning, HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, maternal and child health (MCH), and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
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A summary of Christian Aid’s vision and strategy for gender justice, and how this will be implemented.
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Gender injustice is rooted in unequal power relations and the most pervasive gender inequality is between women and men. Updated 2017 gender strategy.
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An assessment of our governance work, particularly looking at the impact of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standards and Participatory Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments in Bangladesh and the occupied Palestinian territory.
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Overview of the Comprehensive Support to Vulnerable Families to Increase their Access to Food Facilities programme, 2009-11, funded by the European Commission (EC).
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Case study video featuring volunteer community leader Marco tracking his personal journey and how governance work has influenced government policy and made new cultural centres possible.
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Women smallholder farmers are typically at the base of the agricultural economy. This guide outlines how you can integrate gender into inclusive markets development programmes.
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Christian Aid’s partners in Haiti distributed cash to people affected by the earthquake. This paper highlights the successes and challenges of their approaches.
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Christian Aid's health development approaches - sharing learning about how we ensure health programmes are technically sound and use appropriate methods and approaches eg: integrated health programming and health systems strengthening.
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Smallholder farmers can improve agricultural productivity, food security and livelihoods by adopting sustainable approaches that utilise resource-conserving technologies and that draw upon their own knowledge.
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A paper to inform discussion about the emerging tension between building local capacity and managing programmatic risk.
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Christian Aid’s approach is about achieving the best results we can with the money and resources we have.
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A summary of the year’s work, covering achievements, challenges, new thinking and progress.
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The Improving Community Response to Management of Malaria (ICRAM) project was implemented in Anambra State, Nigeria, from 2013-2014. It piloted the feasibility of the use of malaria rapid diagnostic test kits (mRDT) at the community level.
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An analysis of the impact Christian Aid’s disaster risk reduction and resilient livelihoods work in Burkina Faso.
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A report on the sucess of 'improved cookstoves for community development' (ICCD) - a six-month pilot project aimed at improving the health status of poor and marginalised households in Nigeria.
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A report on the sucess of 'improved cookstoves for community development' (ICCD) - a six-month pilot project aimed at improving the health status of poor and marginalised households in Nigeria.
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This research seeks to contribute evidence for the value of introducing accountability mechanisms into projects, and demonstrate the importance of promoting them.
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A guide for religious leaders of both Christian and Islamic faiths in Nigeria as they address the challenges faced by adolescent girls on the issues of early marriage, education, reproductive health services and economic empowerment.
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Este trabajo tiene como objetivo estimular el debate y ofrecer orientación a los que intentan hacer un analisis de genero en su sistema fiscal. (Gender analysis of tax system in Spanish.)
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What is In Their Lifetime? Our background and how our pioneering approach to ending poverty is changing lives around the world.
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This paper uses Christian Aid’s programme and policy experience to look at the relationship between inequality and development.
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This toolkit series provides advice and links to plan adaptation in partnership with those most affected to develop responses that are locally relevant, owned and managed.
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This toolkit series provides advice and links to plan adaptation in partnership with those most affected to develop responses that are locally relevant, owned and managed.
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This toolkit series provides advice and links to plan adaptation in partnership with those most affected to develop responses that are locally relevant, owned and managed.
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We've been working in Afghanistan for more than three decades, under four different regimes. Working through partners on community development, jobs/livelihoods creation, gender equality and emergency response.
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An approach to designing and delivering inclusive markets programmes that reduce poverty on a large scale and protect the environment.
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Power analysis is the frameworks, principles, knowledge and tools for understanding those who have the abilities to create or resist change.
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This study recommends how faith leaders can support Ebola recovery in Sierra Leone and Liberia, and discusses the broader role of faith in humanitarian response.
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A case study on how traditional birth attendants are improving maternal care and saving lives in Kenya.
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This report seeks to contribute to greater understanding of how people respond to and resist land dispossession.
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This toolkit is to help Christian Aid programmes develop and deepen our strategies for working on land.
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A report examining the dramatic increase in demand for large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries from investors.
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Briefing released during the UN High Level Political Forum 2016, about our shared commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals.
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This report asserts that until the refugee and displaced populations from the Arab-Israeli wars of 1948 and 1967 are regarded as a core factor in resolving the Middle East conflict, then peace will remain out of reach.
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Christian Aid outlines the fundamental challenges the summit must address and the priorities for the humanitarian sector.
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This study on religion and masculinity in Nigeria was conducted seeks to establish the impact of religious beliefs on masculinity amongst Christians and Muslims, paying particular attention to selected states (Enugu, Kaduna, Lagos and FCT).
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This collection of case studies presents an insight into how Christian Aid’s UK Aid Match programme is improving the lives of girls, pregnant women and mothers in rural Kenya.
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A 'how to' guide on measuring the impact of resilience programming. This guide offers a wealth of information, from data collection considerations to communication and use of findings.
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An interactive journey of Christian Aid's work in the Middle East.
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Humanitarian actors must respond in a way that considers the needs of all people affected by a crisis.
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Some of the challenges identified in research into partnership working in the Philippines during the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan.
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This study examines the potential of partnerships with national non-governmental organisations in humanitarian response, based on lessons from four major emergency settings.
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Lessons from South Sudan demonstrate why involving and strengthening national actors is the only approach that is truly effective and sustainable. A joint research report from Christian Aid, Oxfam, Tearfund, and CAFOD and Trocaire in Partnership.
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A toolkit and how to guide for civil society organisations in Africa to help hold their governments to account for the consequences of their policies. Produced by Christian Aid, CAFOD and Trócaire.
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Case study exploring 'convergence’ - a crucial issue in Myanmar’s health sector. Since a civilian government took power in 2011, opportunities for a more comprehensive and unified health system have increased.
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This discussion paper aims to introduce new audiences to the structural economic transformation agenda being discussed within pan-African institutions, and to our critical analysis from the perspective of environmental sustainability and equity.
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A report on the research findings of the Improving Community Response to Management of Malaria (ICRAM) project, implemented in Anambra State, Nigeria, between May 2013 and September 2014.
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A strategy and guide to basic planning in the prevention and management of HIV stigma and discrimination in Nigeria. Produced and implemented by Ministries, Departments & Agencies, Private Sector, Civil Society and International Partners.
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Terms of reference for a short-term consultancy to evaluation the Integrated Humanitarian Relief Assistance to IDPs in Host Communities in Adamawa, Southern Borno and Gombe , Nigeria.
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This report provides a theological underpinning for Christian Aid’s gender justice work.
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A final wrap up film of the Poorest Areas Civil Society programme in India, showing achievements and learnings.
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Case studies from Christian Aid’s Building Disaster Resilient Communities programme and preparedness projects in Asia, Africa and Central America.
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A synthesis of findings from a learning review of donor-funded governance programmes.
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Key findings from an end of project evaluation to scale up effective HIV care and support interventions in Nigeria.
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This assessment is part of a wider corporate impact study at Christian Aid that includes five country studies, using different evaluative approaches to understand and document a range of different governance programmes.
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Developed by Christian Aid, Picture Power uses participatory photography to provide communities with the skills and equipment to conduct their own project evaluation, most recently on our ECRP programme in Malawi.
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Un résumé de la stratégie de Christian Aid sur l’égalité des genres. (French language version of our gender strategy)
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This guide for Christian Aid staff and partners explains what power is, why it is important, how and when to implement power analysis, and which tools to use.
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An introduction to Christian Aid's governance work in Nigeria - focussing on accountable governance, tax justice and social protection.
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A summary of achievements, challenges and lessons from the community health and HIV response in Nigeria, made possible through the funding support of UK aid via DFID's programme partnership agreement (PPA).
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A report on Christian Aid Nigeria’s humanitarian project in response to the crisis in Benue, which had left thousands of people displaced and living in inhumane conditions in makeshift camps around the state.
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The study aims to understand and document how religious and traditional leaders and institutions are influencing and reinforcing both positive and negative attitudes and behaviours towards adolescent girls' issues in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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A study from the Collective Action for Adolescent Girls Initiative (CAAGI) two-year pilot project funded by Christian Aid in Nigeria.
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This toolkit is to enable Christian Aid programme and partner staff to design and plan better decentralised renewable energy projects.
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Our Resilience Framework sets out how we work with partners to support communities to identify the risks they face, access resources and effectively to achieve sustainable results.
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the HIV and AIDS anti-discrimination act, focussing on rights and responsibilities of individuals and institutions, and penalities for violations. Including faith-based interpretations of the act. Produced by NINERELA+ and Christian Aid Nigeria.
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A participatory governance assessment in Sierra Leone, focused on Christian Aid’s partner SEND and its Women in Governance Project in Kailahun district.
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Community resilience building in humanitarian response; insights from crises survivors and first responders. A joint report from the START Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
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Project summary report in response to floods, rains, heavy snow and avalanches in February 2015, affecting close to 10,000 families in 137 districts in 24 provinces in Afghanistan.
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Which programmes work and why? How governments and donors can better support inclusive economic development.
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This toolkit is designed to introduce key tax topics of relevance to civil society organisations, and to help work on tax justice advocacy.
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This occasional paper looks at women working in the informal sector in Ghana and their experience of tax collection.
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This paper lays out Christian Aid's vision of gender justice for all.
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This paper aims to stimulate debate and offer guidance to those attempting a gender analysis of their own tax system.
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Key findings from an assessment of the Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) and Christian Aid’s interfaith governance project and its effect on the lives of the people of Kaduna State, northern Nigeria.
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Case study on community adaptation and women's empowerment in Bangladesh.
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Good practices and case studies for climate adaptation and women's empowerment in Bangladesh, gathered in collaboration with the
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A summary report including achievements, lessons learnt and case studies from the ENCISS programme.
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Stories, photos and case studies from those we work with in Bangladesh, bringing Christian Aid's work to life and showing the human face behind the figures.
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A presentation about what the minimum standards on age and disability inclusion mean for humanitarian programming.
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An introduction to Christian Aid's work on rights and services in Nigeria, focussing on community health and HIV.
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A reflection by the ACT Alliance Humanitarian Policy and Practice Advisory Group on the unique role of faith-based organisations in humanitarian crises.
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Highlights how inequality affects people in Latin America
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Describe las diferentes caras de la desigualdad en America Latina y el Caribe
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Inequality in Latin America and the Carribean is deep and widespread. This publication seeks to report on the policies driving improvements and what more needs to be done. (Please note a new version - 2 - is now available.)
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Including citizens in the governing processes of a nation is crucial to achieve sustainable social and economic development. This study looks at the state of governance in eight communities in Nigeria.
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ACT Alliance Humanitarian Policy and Practice Advisory Group Position Paper for the World Humanitarian Summit
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This policy-to-practice paper provides the humanitarian HR community with practical guidance. It was commissioned by four Charter4Change signatories - CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund as part of their work with the Start DEPP.
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This study aims to research national NGO experiences of surge recruitment for international NGOs during humanitarian emergencies. It looks at good practice, impact, and recommendations for actions.
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Este documento resume los resultados de una investigación cualitativa externa para entender cómo nuestro enfoque puede agregar valor. (Spanish language partnership summary.)
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An inter-agency report on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory - how the European Union is absolutely clear that they are 'illegal under international law', yet European policy helps sustain the settlements.
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An introduction and overview of the Voice to the People project
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How an advocacy group lobbied the local government to improve healthcare and education in Nigeria.
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Illegal taxes imposed by illicit tax collectors have finally stopped in Mgbakwu, a small community in Anambra state, Nigeria.
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Advocacy is how Christian Aid and its partners work to try to influence leaders, governments and other bodies to consider the views and needs of poor people.
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A research report commissioned by Christian Aid to understand the added value of its partnership approach and establish how this relates to value for money.
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A discussion paper based on a review of Christian Aid’s communications for development (C4D) work, looking at innovative approaches to strengthening the voices of affected communities in its research and communications.
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Community Development Committees promote the health programme, WASH
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This paper summarises the findings of external research into how Christian Aid’s partnership approach adds value.
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This new strategy for the Joint Country Programme (JCP) Zambia builds on years of experience working with partners in Zambia. The JCP is a joint venture of Christian Aid, DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid.
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Read how a self-help approach is changing lives, and find out about a project to improve women's literacy in the latest newsletter of JCP Zambia, the joint programme of Christian Aid, DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid.