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Rights based development from a faith-based perspective

27 Jul 2015

This position paper is founded on the concern within our organisations around the persistence of poverty and growing inequality inmany countries around the world. Both these issues have been well-documented in successive UN Human Development Reports. Despite increasing global prosperity in the last decades, relative and absolute poverty in many countries in the South continues. […]

ACT Alliance Capacity Development and Learning Strategy

27 Jul 2015

Capacity development takes place in several different ways within the ACT Alliance. Some members develop their own capacity using their own and locally-raised resources; some develop their capacity with support provided by other ACT members; some develop their capacity with support provided by partners from outside the ACT Alliance. For some, developing capacity is about […]

ACT Protection policy

27 Jul 2015

Many members of the ACT Alliance offer assistance to people in natural and man-made crisis situations. Striving to reach people in need across front lines and national borders, they provide assistance without discrimination. Since the 1990s, however, there has been an unprecedented increase in the protection needs of those we seek to assist. In particular, […]

ACT Alliance PME Handbook

27 Jul 2015

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), along with other standards, provide the main vehicle through which issues of Q&A are addressed in the work of ACT Alliance. Systematic and regular monitoring will ensure collection, analysis and utilization of vital programme information to inform programme decisions while ACT evaluations will help identify lessons and leverage learning within […]

ACT Guidelines on Material Aid

27 Jul 2015

In emergencies when people have lost their homes and belongings, Material Aid such as food, medicines, blankets, quilts, clothing, and health kits, are essential items for survival. Material Aid may be purchased locally, or, if not readily available or too expensive, may by ACT implementing member or partner be requested from ACT Material Aid donor […]

ACT Community Based Psychosocial (CBPS) Guiding Principles

27 Jul 2015

ACT Alliance has developed guiding principles to assist ACT staff, consultants and volunteers in providing community-based psychosocial support work with countries around the world. Community-based Psychosocial Support adds a mental and social dimension to traditional humanitarian aid and has assumed considerable significance as a focus for relief efforts. It has been shown that when the […]

CSO Istanbul Development Effectiveness Principles

27 Jul 2015

Civil society organisations are a vibrant and essential feature in the democratic life of countries across the globe. CSOs collaborate with the full diversity of people and promote their rights. The essential characteristics of CSOs as distinct development actors – that they are voluntary, diverse, non-partisan, autonomous, non-violent, working and collaborating for change – are […]

ACT Alliance Communications Strategy

27 Jul 2015

The world we seek to change is itself changing. Economic power is gradually shifting from the US and Europe to the growing economies in the global East and the South, and emerging economies are playing new roles as donors and in international trade. Therefore major changes in development and humanitarian finance are foreseen in addition […]

Code of Good Practice for NGOs responding to HIV/AIDS

27 Jul 2015

ACT Alliance has a Policy on HIV in Humanitarian Emergency Assistance Programmes: ACT Policy on HIV in Humanitarian Emergency Assistance Programmes In addition, ACT supports the Code of Good Practice for NGOs responding to HIV/AIDS. The Code provides a shared vision of principles for good practice in our programming and advocacy that can guide our […]

Top 8 things to know about the ACT complaints handling mechanism

27 Jul 2015

It is easy to send a concern, feedback or complaint to the secretariat. Simply email the complaintsbox@actalliance.org or send a message to the complaints focal point via a personal contact at the secretariat or by mail or phone. (See #9 and go to the policy, page 8, for contact details.) Don’t worry; we are trained […]

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