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HSP resources

The Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP) partners collaborate to provide the following resources.

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Learning management system

The HSP learning management system (LMS) hosts self-paced online courses from various HSP partners. You can access the courses without registration. (You’ll need to create an account to print certificates or save your progress.)

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Navigation tool

If you’re not sure where to find the information you’re looking for, select a Mapped theme – for instance Environmental considerations, Inclusion, or Assessment – from the Navigation tool.

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Interactive Handbook

All HSP Handbooks are available for free via the Interactive Handbook in multiple languages. Select any book in any available language from the Bookshelf page.

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HSP brochure

The HSP brochure presents the work and partners of the HSP. It can be printed on a single sheet of A4 paper (double-sided).

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Standards vs. Targets

The Standards vs. Targets activity supports an interactive activity for workshops or courses which can easily be adapted for in-person or online learning. The learning objective is that learners fully understand the difference between standards and targets.

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Case studies

HSP case studies present illustrations of how HSP standards are applied in practice. Developed from reports and interviews with humanitarian practitioners, they can be used for learning, training or raising awareness.

HSP partner resources

Visit HSP partner websites to discover a wide range of resources related to humanitarian standards.

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Sphere

Download Sphere resources including training materials, unpacked guides, thematic sheets, annual reports and more.

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Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP)

Download ADCAP resources including the Good Practice guide, the ADCAP flyer, training resources and more.

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CALP Network

On these CALP resources pages you will find a library of tools, reports and guidance related to cash and voucher assistance, including the Programme Quality Toolbox and the CALP Network Glossary.

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Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster

A searchable database of resources from the CCCM Cluster.

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CHS Alliance (CHSA)

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

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Livestock and Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

Download LEGS resources including Discussion Papers, Technical and Policy Briefs, and more.

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Standards for Supporting Crop-related Livelihoods in Emergencies (SEADS)

SEADS resources include case studies, an evidence database, learning briefs and webinar recordings.

COVID-19 resources

The following HSP partners provide resources related to COVID-19.

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Sphere

Standards-based COVID-19 guidance in multiple languages and additional resources produced by the Sphere community.

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The Alliance

Download Protection of Children during the Coronavirus Pandemic from The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. This technical note addresses pandemic-specific child protection needs and is available in 20 languages. An array of additional COVID-19 resources seek to equip Child Protection practitioners better so they can adapt their programming in the context of COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks.

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CALP Network

Download The use of cash assistance in the COVID-19 humanitarian response: accelerating trends and missed opportunities from the CALP Network. When COVID struck, governments and humanitarians turned to cash and voucher assistance (CVA) to help people. To what extent was CVA used, and how did it impact on ways of working?

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

A library of resources from the INEE to support the provision of education in places affected by COVID-19, organized by thematic topic.

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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS)

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Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS)

The MERS Humanitarian and Development Community issued important and timely guidance for COVID-19. (Sphere is working on making this content available. Please bear with us in the meantime.)

Case studies

The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) and Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities (HIS) handbooks contain case studies within their chapters. Many HSP partners have video case studies on their YouTube channels (refer to the Social media section of this website). The following HSP partners provide pages or documents dedicated to case studies relevant to their standards.

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HSP

The HSP case studies present illustrations of how HSP standards are applied in practice. Developed from reports and interviews with humanitarian practitioners, they can be used for learning, training or raising awareness.

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Sphere

Standards-based COVID-19 guidance on COVID-19 in multiple languages and additional resources produced by the Sphere community.

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The Alliance

This Child Protection Mainstreaming Case Studies Series (English, 2016) aims to strengthen the understanding of child protection mainstreaming. It employs good practices to illustrate steps taken, challenges encountered, and opportunities identified by involved stakeholders to ensure child protection considerations inform all aspects of humanitarian action.

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Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster

The CCCM Cluster has collated several volumes of CCCM case studies which provide field practitioners with a collection of CCCM experiences, lessons and opportunities identified by involved stakeholders to ensure child protection considerations inform all aspects of humanitarian action.

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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

INEE case studies on the contextualisation of the INEE Minimum Standards demonstrate the applicability of the standards to a range of situations .

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Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS)

The MERS case studies allow you to reflect on responses and projects to see how the MERS could have been implemented for improved outcomes in market-based programming. The case studies are accompanied by exercise and assignment sheets for training purposes. (Sphere is working on making this content available. Please bear with us in the meantime.)

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Standards for Supporting Crop-related Livelihoods in Emergencies (SEADS)

The SEADS case study database provides illustrative examples of the SEADS standards in practice.