2. Basic Guide


8. Other resources

Burke, Marshall 1997. CARE USA's Program Division partnership manual.

A comprehensive early manual on developing and operationalising partnership strategy (though outdated, still useful for reference)

CARE USA PHLS, 2002. Partnership field guide.

A simple field guide on how to select partners and operationalise partnerships

Working in Partnership:

Experiences from the 2011 Crisis in Somalia

CARE International Humanitarian Partnership Meta Synthesis, 2016

Localisation in Practice: A Pacific Case Study. What CARE and local partner Live and Learn have learned from jointly responding to Cyclone Winston in Fiji, October 2016

8. Other resources

CARE Bangladesh. Partnerships-the way forward: A handbook for field staff.

CO handbook on partnering

CARE Kenya. Sub-grant management manual & appendices.

Sub-granting guidelines and resources from CO operations manual

CARE Pakistan. Partnership procedures.

CO partnership materials: assessments, agreement and report formats

CARE Philippines. Lessons Learned from Typhoon Haiyan

CARE Nepal Partnership Policy 2014-2020

8. Other resources

The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership International 2010.

The 2010 HAP Standard in Accountability and Quality Management

Oxfam 2016. Putting Oxfam’s Partnership Principles into Practice

Oxfam’s Partnership Toolkit: Minimum requirements and good practice guidelines.

Christian Aid 2013. Missed Opportunities

The Case for Strengthening National and Local Partnership Based Humanitarian Responses

Fowler, Alan 2002. Beyond partnership:

Getting real about NGO relationships in the aid system. in Fowler, A & Edwards, M (eds), The Earthscan Reader on NGO management.

Oxfam 2007. Oxfam partnership evaluation final report and partnership policy.


1. Gender in Emergencies

Gender in Emergencies Wiki Page

Empowering women and girls affected by crisis

The Empowering women and girls affected by crisis report explains the importance of gender in emergencies, CARE’s approach, and a check into CARE’s progress towards achieving gender equality in humanitarian programming.

1. Assessment

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP-International)


ACAPS learning platform (Needs assessments etc.)

IASC Coordinated assessments guidelines

“SPHERE for assessment” handbook

2. Strategy

Darcy, James & Hoffman, Charles-Antoine 2003. Humanitarian needs assessment and decision-making. HPG briefing no.13. London. Overseas Development Institute

IOM 2002. Emergency operations manual. International Organization for Migration

Jaspars, S & Shoham, J 1999. Targeting the vulnerable: A review of the necessity and feasibility of targeting vulnerable households. Disasters 23(4): 359-372.

Sharp, K 2001. An overview of targeting approaches for food-assisted programming. Atlanta. CARE USA.

Taylor, A & Seaman, J 2004. Targeting food aid in emergencies. Save the Children UK, Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN), No. 1, July

UNHCR 1999. Protecting refugees: A field guide for NGOs. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

UNHCR 2007. Handbook for emergencies. 3rd ed. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

UNICEF 2005. Emergency field handbook: A guide for UNICEF staff.

WFP 2002. Emergency field operations pocketbook. World Food Programme.

4. Fund Mobilisation

CARE donor guidelines and regulations

5. Proposal Design

CARE website for donor guidelines

6. Donor Contract Management

CARE Regulations and Compliance

9. Safety and Security

Bierens de Haan, Barthold 2001. Humanitarian action and armed conflict: Coping with stress. ICRC. ref. 0576.

Fawcett, John 2003. Stress and trauma handbook: Strategies for flourishing in demanding environments. World Vision Publications.

Roberts, David Lloyd 2006. Staying alive: Safety and security guidelines for humanitarian volunteers in conflict areas. ICRC.

SAFETY FIRST: A safety and security handbook for aid workers


PSEA taskforce

On this site you can explore the subject of protection from sexual exploitation and abuse by personnel of the UN, NGOs and other international organisations. The site includes guidance to help you to perform your duties related PSEA as staff member, PSEA focal point or senior manager. It offers relevant tools and resdources, and it has a helpdesk link.

CHS-Alliance PSEA resources

All CHS Alliance members are required to report on the implementation and monitoring of their code of conduct and their other work on PSEA. The site offers advice and guidance on PSEA as well as capacity building and learning opportunies

IASC Task Team on Accountability to Affected Populations and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (AAP/PSEA)

The IASC TT on AAP and PSEA has collected a wide range of resources including translations of the PSEA principles in over 50 languages.

Building Safer Organisations 2007, Handbook ; Training materials on receiving and investigating allegations of abuse and exploitation by humanitarian workers. ICVA

2. Information management

The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Team Project, ECB4, brought together seven NGOs, including CARE, to look at how to improve information management for NGOs. The ECB final reports are located at:

2. Procurement

CARE USA database of donor guidelines and regulations

3. Finance

Tsunami Emergency Response - Good Practices Review - Sections:

About CI Members and Funding, About Programme Guidelines and Support for Field Staff, Procurement Best Practices, Staff Recommendations for Improving Emergency Finance Capabilities, A Selection of Actions Taken Considered ‘Good Human Resources Practices'

Tsunami Emergency Response - Good Practices Review - Sections:

4. Administration

CARE Administrative Start-Up Manual (ASUM):

Chapter 4: Telecommunications Chapter

5: Vehicle management Chapter

7: Procurement Chapter

8: Housing Chapter

9: CARE compound management Chapter

10: Office establishment

The Tough Stuff Managing Menstruation

7. Human Resources

How Surge Works - Note #1 - Dec 5 2018

How to Hire your Emergency Surge Staff - note #2 - Dec 5 2018

How to Staff up Faster - note #3 - Jan 30 2019

CHS (Core Humanitarian Standards) Alliance

The Tough Stuff Managing Menstruation

2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

WHO—Publications on water, sanitation and health:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Safe Water System

Global WASH Cluster

1. Cash and Voucher Assistance

3. Conflict Sensitivity

Africa Rights 1994

Humanitarianism unbound? Current dilemmas facing multi-mandate relief operations in political emergencies. Discussion paper no. 5.

Anderson, Mary B 1999.

Do no harm: How aid can support peace-or war. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner Publications.

Anderson, Mary B (ed.) 1999

Options for aid in conflict: Lessons from field experience. Cambridge. Collaborative for Development Action. 2000.

Bloomfield, David, Fischer, Martina & Schmelzle, Beatrix (eds) 2005

Dialogue series no. 4: New trends in peace and conflict impact assessment (PCIA). Berghof Research Centre for Constructive Conflict Management.

Emergency Capacity Building Project (2007).

The Good Enough Guide to Impact Measurement and Accountability in Emergencies. Oxford: Oxfam Publishing.

Fisher, Simon, Ibrahim Abdi, Dekha, Ludin, Jawed, Smith, Richard, Williams, Sue & Williams, Steve 2000.

Working with conflict: Skills and strategies for action. London. Zed Books.

Kornfield, Ruth 2005.

The Impact of Food Aid on Community Power Relations and Social Networks: A Case Study on a Hillside in Burundi. CARE Burundi.

The Sphere Project (2011).

Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response. Bourton on Dunsmore: Practical Action Publishing.

4. Participation

IASC resources for gender mainstreaming in emergencies


The listening project

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership

5. Protection

International Committee of the Red Cross

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-The UN Refugee Agency

6. DRR

Preventionweb contains a search engine for DRR tools (which can be selected according to the type of hazard, the level of analyses, the type of materials requested, the users, etc.):

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

7. Environment and Disasters


Mainstreaming the environment into humanitarian action - Resource Centre

Green Recovery & Reconstruction Toolkit (GRRT)

A training toolkit with reference materials for humanitarian aid.

Disaster Waste Recovery (DWR)

The goal of DWR is to provide timely solid waste management and environmental protection support to communities affected by emergencies. Working with key stakeholders, this support varies from advice and training to actual implementation of projects.

World Conservation Union (IUCN)

IUCN is not a disaster relief or humanitarian assistance organisation, but can play an important role in addressing environmental impacts. In particular, IUCN can support efforts to rehabilitate affected areas.

8. Policy Framework

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP-International)

9. EPP

EPP training courses-CARE Academy. Course 1-Introduction to CARE Emergency Preparedness Planning

Course 2-Creating CARE Emergency Preparedness Plans

10. Humanitarian Space

Mancini-Griffoli, Deborah & Picot, André 2004. Humanitarian negotiations: A handbook for securing access, assistance and protection for civilians in armed conflict. Geneva. Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.

Dureaux, Jean-François & Dhanapala, Sivanka 2007?. Carving out humanitarian space

Grombach Wagner, Johanna 2005. An IHL/ICRC perspective on ‘humanitarian space'. International Committee of the Red Cross

Olsen, Lara 2006. Fighting for humanitarian space: NGOs in Afghanistan. Journal of military and strategic studies 9(1).

Sida, Lewis 2005. Challenges to humanitarian space: A review of humanitarian issues related to the UN integrated mission in Liberia and to the relationship between humanitarian and military actors in Liberia.

11. Civil Military Relations

This section draws on the article by Johanna Grombach Wagner, ICRC, entitled An IHL/ICRC perspective on ‘humanitarian space', at:

African Civil-Military Coordination (ACMC) Programme, at the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes.

Atkinson, P & Leader, N 2000. The ‘Joint policy of operation' and the ‘Principles and protocols of humanitarian action' in Liberia. Overseas Development Institute.

Bradbury, M, Leader, N & Mackintosh, K 2000. The ‘Agreement on ground rules' in South Sudan, Overseas Development Institute

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue 2004. Humanitarian negotiation: A handbook for securing access, assistance and protection for civilians in armed conflict.

Glaser, MP 2005. Humanitarian engagement with non-state armed actors: The parameters of negotiated access. Overseas Development Institute.

Guidelines for relations between U.S. armed forces and non-governmental humanitarian organizations in hostile or potentially hostile environments. INTERACTION, US Institute of Peace and US Department of Defence.

OCHA Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS) is a specialised unit of OCHA that acts as a focal point in the humanitarian community for relations with the military, and mobilises military and civil defence assets to assist in the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

Wheeler, V & Harmer, A (eds) 2006. Resetting the rules of engagement: Trends and issues in military-humanitarian relations. Overseas Development Institute.

12. Humanitarian Coordination

Many resources on humanitarian reform and coordination, including clusters, can be found at:


13. HIV

HIV in Humanitarian Situations

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Guidelines for HIV/AIDS interventions in emergency settings (2004).

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). HIV/AIDS interventions in emergency settings: Trainer's guide.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). The need for HIV/AIDS interventions in emergency settings.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC). Workshop: HIV/AIDS interventions in emergency settings and the IASC guidelines. PowerPoint presentation.

Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium. Minimum initial service package (MISP) for reproductive health (RH) in crisis situations.

World Food Programme 2004. HIV/AIDS & emergencies: Compounding crises.

A Short Course for Humanitarian Workers

For Guidelines on Care of STIs in Conflict Settings, go to...

Women, Children and HIV: Resources for Treatment and Prevention,

Resources on Nutrition and HIV: