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Working with universal standards in local contexts

For Sphere standards to be more useful, appropriate and ultimately effective, they can - and must - be adapted to local contexts. This is one of the key findings...

Posted: 16th September 2016

A decade-long commitment to humanitarian quality and accountability in Asia

Sphere regional partner Community World Service Asia has recently completed 10 years of work to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian response in the region. It all began...

Posted: 15th September 2016

Dissemination of Sphere standards in Iran reaches next level

With the first-ever Sphere training of trainers in Iran, the standards' introduction there reached a new phase that seeks to build larger capacity faster. Working with the International Consortium...

Posted: 29th July 2016

All the humanitarian standards in your phone? Well, yes!

If you could have all the humanitarian standards you usually work with in a smartphone application, what features would you like such an “app” to have? The Global Humanitarian...

Posted: 28th July 2016

How to find expert advice on accountability and on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse

Are you wondering how to implement feedback mechanisms in contexts where communities have different literacy levels? Or if there is an accountability working group near you? Or how best...

Posted: 28th July 2016

What does coherence in humanitarian standards look like?

By Cassie Dummett (*) Everyone would agree that humanitarian standards need to be coherent, but do we agree on what that means? At a basic level, coherence means that...

Posted: 28th July 2016

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