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Jul 18, 2014
This week's update includes hearing summaries on the emergency supplemental and OCO budget amendment.
Jul 17, 2014
Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem’s Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza City with funding for food and fuel as it responds to urgent needs during the current crisis.  “Our assistance will help the hospital provide life-saving treatment and compassionate aid, and our prayers are with them as they carry out their work in very difficult conditions,” said Abagail Nelson, the organization’s Senior Vice President for Programs.
Jul 16, 2014
International Relief and Development (IRD) Board Chairman Roland Johnson announced July 16 that the board has appointed Kris Manos as interim CEO of the organization. Manos will join IRD at its Arlington, Virginia, headquarters beginning July 21. As announced this February, IRD President and CEO Dr. Arthur B. Keys is retiring and will be supporting an orderly transition in an advisory role.
Jul 15, 2014
This workshop presented evidence-informed guidance on establishing and implementing effective feedback mechanisms in humanitarian/relief programs. Lessons were drawn from case studies and practical experience of agencies that have different feedback practices. The audience had the opportunity to learn about the current evidence from a recent study on what motivates citizens or aid recipients to provide feedback (or not). Participants discussed the implications for how feedback and accountability systems are designed, framed and implemented. An additional focus on feedback utilization for program modification and decision-making and related institutional incentives and barriers featured concrete examples from agencies that have adapted programs using feedback data along with other evidence. The lessons and guidance featured in this session are relevant to humanitarian program managers, accountability officers, M&E specialists, technical advisors and researchers, as well as senior management in humanitarian/relief focused programs.This presentation was made by Luphtate Nyathi at World Vision.
Jul 15, 2014
This workshop presented evidence-informed guidance on establishing and implementing effective feedback mechanisms in humanitarian/relief programs. Lessons were drawn from case studies and practical experience of agencies that have different feedback practices. The audience had the opportunity to learn about the current evidence from a recent study on what motivates citizens or aid recipients to provide feedback (or not). Participants discussed the implications for how feedback and accountability systems are designed, framed and implemented. An additional focus on feedback utilization for program modification and decision-making and related institutional incentives and barriers featured concrete examples from agencies that have adapted programs using feedback data along with other evidence. The lessons and guidance featured in this session are relevant to humanitarian program managers, accountability officers, M&E specialists, technical advisors and researchers, as well as senior management in humanitarian/relief focused programs.This presentation was made by Dayna Brown at CDA Colleborative Learning Projects.
Jul 15, 2014
This workshop presented evidence-informed guidance on establishing and implementing effective feedback mechanisms in humanitarian/relief programs. Lessons were drawn from case studies and practical experience of agencies that have different feedback practices. The audience had the opportunity to learn about the current evidence from a recent study on what motivates citizens or aid recipients to provide feedback (or not). Participants discussed the implications for how feedback and accountability systems are designed, framed and implemented. An additional focus on feedback utilization for program modification and decision-making and related institutional incentives and barriers featured concrete examples from agencies that have adapted programs using feedback data along with other evidence. The lessons and guidance featured in this session are relevant to humanitarian program managers, accountability officers, M&E specialists, technical advisors and researchers, as well as senior management in humanitarian/relief focused programs.This presentation was made by Dan Nielson, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Economy and Development Lab at Brigham Young University.
Jul 14, 2014
Fishing is the primary source of income for many families living in the coastal communities of Omoa and Puerto Cortes, Honduras. Food For The Poor soon will replace rickety wooden boats with 12 fiberglass fishing boats with engines, which will allow the fisherman to benefit from deep-sea fishing in the Caribbean Sea.
Jul 10, 2014
When USAID administrator Rajiv Shah announced more than $600 million in new partnerships with private organizations last month, including giant multinationals Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, the news was heralded in Washington as another stride in the agency’s path to ending preventable child and maternal mortality.  InterAction President and CEO, Samuel A. Worthington, addressed the shared value of public-private partnerships. “A critical dimension of effective development assistance is now the role of the private sector as it works with traditional aid donors and the NGO community,” Worthington said. “There’s been a significant change over the last 15 years from NGOs and civil society largely critiquing the role the private sector plays to one of both critiquing but also looking where to partner and ultimately, to where there may be some shared value projects that might also benefit the private sector.”Read the full GlobalPost article below, or online here. 
Jul 08, 2014
Invitation to InterAction event July 17, 2014 regarding women and development.

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