Durable solutions to refugee crisis
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.
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.
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.
Voluntas is expanding geographically. Earlier this year, we established a partnership with Sudan Polling and Statistics Center (SPSC). Dana Fuentes, a senior associate with Voluntas who until recently was based in Tunis, relocated to Sudan last month to support our expanding presence in the country. Dana will be supported by Nada Elamin. We will be opening an office in Khartoum in the coming months.
In collaboration with Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre, Voluntās Policy Advisory (Voluntās) is currently involved in the “COVID19-Communities Response and Resilience” project targeting themes “Citizen engagement/community response” as well as “The Economic of Health Service Delivery”.
To support effective COVID-19 crisis communication and community outreach by the Libyan Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control, Voluntās Policy Advisory supported UNICEF in the development and implementation of a nationwide survey-based behavioral assessment in Libya.