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  • Key Resources

    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Shelter and NFI Indicators (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    IndiKit website offers guidance on the use of shelter and NFI indicators, including specific survey questions, practical tips and things to be careful about.

    PIN (2019) INDIKIT: Guidance on Shelter and NFI Indicators - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Global Shelter Cluster (2020) Shelter Projects Case Studies (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This recommended website is developed by the Global Shelter Cluster, and is a repository for over 250 case studies, overviews and updates of post-disaster and post-conflict shelter projects. There are multiple points of learning and of good practice that arise time and time again, and this website and publications distil these points into a series of recurring messages.

    Global Shelter Cluster (2020) Shelter Projects Case Studies - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    Shelter Cluster (2018) Shelter Repair and Rehabilitation Guidelines for Syria (PDF, 1.7 MB)
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    Also available in: Arabic

    When can it be useful?
    These practical guidelines provide a comprehensive technical standard operating procedure for shelter repair and rehabilitation programmes in Syria. It contains practical tips and guidance for all phases of project cycle. It was developed specifically for Syria but if adapted to local context, could be a good inspiration and useful resource for other countries and shelter repair projects.

    Shelter Cluster (2018)  Shelter Repair and Rehabilitation Guidelines for Syria - overview
    Language: English, Arabic
    Region: Middle East
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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    Cash in Shelter

    CRS (2015) - Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs (PDF, 20.44 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides a list of eight case studies from CRS aimed to gain a better understanding of when cash for shelter outcomes works, why it works, and what factors contribute to its success or failure. In six countries project participants were able to meet Sphere and other building standards. In one country, CRS decided against using cash. In another country, CRS used a mixed modality.

    CRS (2015) - Using Cash for Shelter: An Overview of CRS Programs - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Rental Assistance

    IFRC (2020) Step-by-step guide for RENTAL ASSISTANCE to people affected by crises (PDF, 4.45 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource explains in detail how to design, manage and monitor rental assistance programs.

    IFRC (2020) Step-by-step guide for RENTAL ASSISTANCE to people affected by crises - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Checklists, Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Global Shelter Cluster (2019) Securing tenure in shelter operations (PDF, 15.44 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides a general overview to HLP and rental issues and a country by country profile of HLP situation, shelter response, cross cutting issues and lessons learned.

    Global Shelter Cluster (2019) Securing tenure in shelter operations - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Settlement Approach

    Global Shelter Cluster (2020) SETTLEMENT APPROACH Guidance Note (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource collects and explains the theoretical principles and the methodology of the settlement/area based approach which is now increasingly promoted by humanitarian actors and donors.

    Global Shelter Cluster (2020) SETTLEMENT APPROACH Guidance Note - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Innovations
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
    Global Shelter Cluster (2019) Full Case Study Compendium of Area Based Approaches (PDF, 21.33 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource is a collection of case studies in different geographical areas in which the settlement/area based approach has been implemented

    Global Shelter Cluster (2019) Full Case Study Compendium of Area Based Approaches - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Strategies, Project Design Examples, Innovations
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design
    Useful for: Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, Country Directors / (Support) Desk Officers
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    Cross Cutting Themes

    IOM, Care (2018) Distribution: Shelter materials, NFI & Cash - Guidance to Reduce the Risk of GBV (PDF, 1.1 MB)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource is aimed at Shelter/NFI team members working in distribution assessments, planning, implementation and post distribution monitoring of distributions of Shelter materials, NFIs and cash. It highlights ways in which distributions can reduce some of the risks of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), and avoid doing harm. Simply put, this booklet is about good distributions.

    IOM, Care (2018) Distribution: Shelter materials, NFI & Cash - Guidance to Reduce the Risk of GBV - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes, M&E Managers / Officers
    Global Shelter Cluster (2018) Site planning - Guidance to Reduce the Risk of Gender-Based Violence (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    This resource provides basic information about site planning and gender-based violence risks, it provides practical guidance for measures which can be taken to reduce risks to affected populations in and around camps and sites. This booklet is targeted at field practitioners.

    Global Shelter Cluster (2018) Site planning - Guidance to Reduce the Risk of Gender-Based Violence - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
    UNHCR (2021) Shelter and Sustainability (URL)
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    When can it be useful?
    The resource can help with a wide selection of shelter tipologies from the UNHCR catalogue; with drawings, BoQs and a focus on environmental impact and carbon footprint.

    UNHCR (2021) Shelter and Sustainability - overview
    Language: English
    Region: Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe & Caucasus
    Resource type: Toolkits & Manuals, Project Design Examples
    Useful during: Initial Orientation, Assessment and Project Design, Implementation
    Useful for: Field Officers, Project / Programme Managers / Heads of Programmes
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