The Sphere Project blog

Future-proofing the new Sphere Handbook: What does delivering on standards through cash and markets mean?

Cash-based assistance has emerged as an evidence-based means of meeting needs in humanitarian response since the publication of the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition. Here is how the upcoming edition...

Posted: 26th September 2017

Sphere Annual Report 2016

From its establishment as a non-profit association to laying the groundwork for the revision of its Handbook to the growth of its network of practitioners, a series of achievements...

Posted: 18th September 2017

Sharpening the gender angle of the revised Sphere standards

The revised Sphere standards will provide clearer, better integrated and more practical guidelines on gender and humanitarian action. By Mireia Cano Viñas (*) For most humanitarian practitioners nowadays, the...

Posted: 18th August 2017

Training on Sphere and inclusion standards in Manila

A training of trainers course focused both on Sphere and on age and disability inclusion standards took place in the Philippines. Its motto: "Nothing about us without us." Some...

Posted: 17th August 2017

Humanitarian response is getting a major urban overhaul

The sector's key handbook is being revised to offer guidance on what actions aid agencies and others should take in cities. By Pamela Sitko, Citiscope (*) How does humanitarian...

Posted: 11th July 2017

New training resource: Sphere playing cards

Learning experts agree that games are a great way to help adults learn things. So two humanitarian trainers developed a deck of Sphere playing cards for use in workshops....

Posted: 11th July 2017

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