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ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) summary and case studies 2016

In 2015 the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector.

July 6, 2016
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ADAPT Uganda case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Uganda’s Acholi region, an agricultural market development program underlined the importance of leadership and organizational culture in driving teams to improve.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Syria case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In South and Central Syria, a partner-led relief program demonstrated how situational awareness must be built deliberately to inform strategic decisions in a crisis.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Sierra Leone case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Sierra Leone, two education projects underway when Ebola hit highlighted how compliance arrangements can either amplify or stifle adaptability.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Niger case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Niger’s Diffa region, an emergency intervention leveraged information management to create an external enabling environment for a more effective humanitarian response.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Myanmar case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Myanmar’s Kayah State, a health project showed how context analysis can be used to manage partner relations and enable opportunistic programming.

June 29, 2016
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ADAPT Liberia case study 2016

In 2015 the IRC and Mercy Corps joined forces to launch ADAPT (Analysis Driven Agile Programming Techniques) to research, innovate and field test adaptive management techniques for the sector. In Liberia, a social mobilization project, launched in response to Ebola, demonstrated that a clear external motivation and shared goal can form a powerful anchor for adaptation and learning.

June 29, 2016
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Address forced protracted displacement

A new “Business Model” for responding to forced protracted displacement means communities are able to welcome additional populations in ways that are dignified and contribute to longer-term sustainable development.

June 27, 2016
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Commit to cash

Overwhelming evidence shows that cash transfers can efficiently reach people in need faster and at lower cost than other forms of emergency assistance. Read our fact sheet.

June 21, 2016
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Focus on cost efficiency, effectiveness and results

Effectiveness in the design, delivery, and evaluation of humanitarian assistance means not only developing and applying tools and processes that are based on or generate evidence, but also tracking how much it costs to deliver outcomes through different programmes , and using that cost evidence to inform future responses. To this end, gathering and methodically analysing evidence about the costs of different interventions will help direct available resources toward programmes that have the greatest reach and impact.

June 21, 2016

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