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May 25, 2022 | Volume 12, Issue 13
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In this issue:

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Media of the Week
Recording of the global virtual launch event for IFPRI's 2022 Global Food Policy Report where speakers highlight key findings in the report. 
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Featured Resource

A Dangerous Delay 2: The Cost of Inaction

Cover page for Dangerous Delay 2One person is likely dying of hunger every 48 seconds in drought-ravaged Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. More than a decade since the delayed response to the 2011 famine that killed more than 260,000 people in Somalia, the world is once again failing to avert catastrophic hunger in East Africa. Urgent appeals are woefully funded, as other crises, including the war in Ukraine, are worsening the region’s escalating hunger crisis.

Published by the Jameel Observatory, Oxfam International, and Save the Children, this 2022 follow-up report examines the changes in the humanitarian aid system since 2011. It finds that despite an improved response to the 2017 East Africa drought when widespread famine was averted, the national and global responses have largely remained too slow and too limited to prevent a repeat today.

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Featured Event

QualME: Implementing Qualitative Data Collection
IDEAL | June 9, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM ET | Online

A group of women sitting on a mat in a circle.Join the QualME (Qualitative Monitoring and Evaluation) Peer Community for a meeting on qualitative data collection. Presenters will discuss tips for creating succinct data collection tools, scorecard and field logistics, and training for qualitative teams. QualME, a peer community supported by IDEAL, is designed to advance M&E qualitative best practices and tools and to share resources among M&E and program staff.

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Featured Announcement

FY 2022 Title II IFRP FINAL RFA: Title II Grant Funding Opportunity for Commodity Transport/Delivery/Distribution
Deadline for Questions: June 1, 2022 at 11:59 AM ET

A man loads a pallet full of food supplies into the back of a tansport truckThe USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) has released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) Request for Applications (RFA) for the transportation, delivery, and distribution of shelf-stable prepackaged food commodities. This is the final RFA and it is in support of USAID/BHA’s Title II IFRP grant program. The FY 2022 IFRP Transportation RFA (# 720BHA22RFA00002) has been published on  It will also be available on USAID/BHA IFRP webpage.  
Please note that the deadline for final questions is June 1, 2022 at 11:59 AM ET, and the deadline for final submission for all IFRP grant applications is June 21, 2022 at 11:59 AM ET. All questions and/or requests for additional information regarding the 2022 IFRP Transportation RFA should be addressed to Ben Vogler at

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Photo Credit: Bershadsky Yuri Machaon / Save the Children

Featured Opportunity

Request for Concept Note Evaluations of BHA’s COVID-19 Response
Deadline: June 10, 2022

Community members line up to receive COVID-19 vaccine from a woman in a blue dressThe USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) is seeking Concept Notes (CNs) to evaluate and record the program performance of the  FY21 COVID-19 response projects portfolio as well as evaluate specific technical or sectoral aspects of BHA’s COVID-19 response across FY2020-FY2022. The purpose of these evaluations is:
  • To improve USAID’s and humanitarian actors’ understanding of the performance of the BHA-funded response to COVID-19 in the humanitarian space;
  • To identify detailed and targeted future recommendations and learnings from BHA’s COVID-19 response, contributing to improved BHA’s future programming in outbreak response in humanitarian contexts.
The project period is 24 months with a total funding amount of up to USD $1.1 million. Applicants should submit their CNs to Pamela McClure at by 5:00 PM ET, June 10, 2022. Questions concerning the call for CNs should be sent to Leulsegged Kasa at no later than 5:00 PM ET, May 31, 2022.  

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Photo Credit: Owen Bakama / Save the Children

Knowledge Sharing Series 2022

Opening Week Sessions 
IDEAL | June 1-2, 2022 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

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Next week kicks off IDEAL's Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) on Humanitarian-Development-Peace Coherence! Click the links below to register and learn more about opening week.

Keynote & Opening Panel - June 1
Join us for a keynote address from Amy Tohill-Stull, Deputy Assistant to the Administrator, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, followed by a rich discussion with panelists representing different perspectives about their experiences with programming for HDP coherence and why it matters. 

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Organizing for HDP Coherence: Country Teams’ Perspectives - June 2
This session will explore organizational elements through the lens of in-country implementers who reconsidered their ways of working in order to move closer towards achieving HDP coherence across a variety of funding sources.

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Upcoming Events

Tackling Gender-Based Violence via Cash and Voucher Assistance
CALP Network | May 31, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET | Online

Demonstration of the Sustainable Agriculture Decision Support Tool
USAID Bureau of Africa | June 8, 2022 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET | Online

Centering Local Knowledge on HDP Coherence
IDEAL | June 21, 2022 | 8:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

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New Resources

State of the Global Climate 2021
World Meteorological Organization

Severe Wasting: An Overlooked Child Survival Emergency

2022 Global Food Policy Report: Climate Change and Food Systems

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Funding & Other Opportunities

USAID Business Forecast and Partner Update Webinar - FY 2022 Third Quarter
On Tuesday, June 7 at 2:00 PM ET, USAID will host their FY 2022 Third Quarter Business Forecast and Partner Update webinar. Please click here to register. In advance of the event, organizations are invited to send questions specifically related to opportunities on the Business Forecast, please send all questions to by no later than Thursday, May 26, 2022

HuMEL Meeting: Tips and Best Practices for Partnering with TPM Service Providers
Save the Date: June 16, 2022
Humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (HuMEL) is an emergency M&E learning network centered around the increasingly complex humanitarian context. This meeting will include a panel discussion of tips and best practices for partnering with third-party monitoring (TPM) providers, experiences working to train local firms and companies to carry out TPM, lessons learned, and feedback. Please contact Michael Wilcox at with any questions.

Request for Proposal: PRO-WASH Training Partner for Water Quality Monitoring
Deadline: June 17, 2022
Save the Children under the PRO-WASH Award is requesting competitive proposals from qualified vendors to act as a local partner to provide training support to support Resilience Food Security Activities in water quality monitoring. Applicants should have a substantial presence in Sub-Saharan Africa, the deadline for submission is June 17, 2022.

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