State of the Syria crisis response: Assessing Humanitarian and Development Challenges

State of the Syria crisis response: Assessing Humanitarian and Development Challenges

State of the Syria crisis response: Assessing Humanitarian and Development Challenges

Policy | Report

Enabling human potential in displacement

 

More than 66 million around the world are displaced from their homes. Nowhere is the realization of human potential more challenged than in conflict zones and situations of displacement. Voluntās Advisory has helped the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs identify how they could expand their support to Syrian refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon.

Identifying some of the main challenges to refugees living in safety and dignity – necessary pre-condition for realizing your human potential – we ensured that Denmark would support Syrian refugees access to health care in Jordan, enhanced social protection in Lebanon, as well as capacity building of local civil society organization so they can continue to play an important role in providing support and services to refugees and vulnerable Lebanese families.

By the way, our second annual State of the Syria crisis response: Assessing Humanitarian and Development Challenges found that meaningfulness was one of the key drivers of the perception of response performance. The more the respondents feel that the work his/her organization resonates with their own personal values, the more positive the respondent views the response performance.

Third Annual Report
June 2019

Second Annual Report
April 2018

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Supporting Decentralization in Libya

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PPP opportunities in South Africa’s water sector

PPP opportunities in South Africa’s water sector

PPP opportunities in South Africa’s water sector

Case | Policy Advisory

Situation

South Africa faces a looming water gap, already reaching an acute state in Cape Town. The water supply is only likely to decrease further with global warming with a projected water deficit of 17% by 2030.

As a result, there is a need to invest an estimated 700B rand over the next 10 years, only half of which is included in the current public budgets. There is therefore an urgent need to attract private finance to refurbish the current infrastructure, build new sources of supply and develop new mechanisms for re-use.

Solution

Voluntas partners with the Confederation of Danish Industry and the National Business Initiative, a voluntary South African business coalition founded by Nelson Mandela, to determine the potential of Public-Private Partnerships to address the water gap.

Together we take a dialogue-based, bottom-up approach to identifying PPP opportunities, building on a combination of international best practice and local input to recommend a custom-tailored approach.

Outcome

The end goal of the project is a coalition of key stakeholders in South Africa that develops high-impact PPPs in the water sector.

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Sahel-Maghreb Policy Engagement

Sahel-Maghreb Policy Engagement

Sahel-Maghreb Policy Engagement

Case | Policy Advisory

Situation

Migration, transnational criminal networks and state fragility in the Sahel-Maghreb are becoming an increasing challenge for EU and an effective policy response is needed.

Solution

Together with the Danish Institute for International Studies we have established a research platform with experts from EU, US and the Sahel-Maghreb region to provide ongoing policy inputs to the Danish MFA.

Outcome

An evidence-based policy addressing the root causes of migration, state fragility and transnational crime building on scalable, local-level interventions.

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Third Party Monitoring

Third Party Monitoring

Third Party Monitoring

Case | Policy Advisory

Situation

Conflict in Libya has seen more than 400,000 people being internally displaced and international organizations and NGOs have had to evacuate to Tunis, making it difficult to monitor their activities on the ground in Libya.

Solution

We monitor food distributions by WFP’s local partners, assessing issues and challenges in the distribution process, as well as give beneficiaries an opportunity to provide feedback to WFP.

Outcome

Our ongoing monitor help to ensure accountability and efficient provision of food aid to vulnerable groups, improving the operations of WFP local partners.

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Durable solutions to refugee crisis

Durable solutions to refugee crisis

Durable solutions to refugee crisis

Case | Policy Advisory

Situation

We were engaged to conduct a review of a multi-donor fund established to support host communities and refugees to cope with the crisis in the Middle East.

Solution

Through desk research, field visits to Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon and interviews with key stakeholders and beneficiaries, we provided an assessment of the performance by the supported partners.

Outcome

The review provided strategic direction for the multi-donor fund including how to link up with other instruments in the region to scale-up innovative, durable solutions. Based on the review findings and recommendations, the multi-donor fund had its timeframe extended and budget increased.

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5-Year Africa strategy development

5-Year Africa strategy development

5-Year Africa strategy development

Case | Policy Advisory

Situation

Large Denmark-based multinational wished to develop a 5-year strategy to expand its current global presence to the African continent but limited reliable market information was available for decision making and long term planning

Solution

Relying on our continent-wide partner network and independent research, We created country specific entry and operation models, channel strategies, business cases and a set of distinctive tools to guide execution.

Outcome

The Africa expansion strategy helped the multinational understand its potential in different African markets and following the proposed plan, market entry into key markets was initiated.

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