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September 28, 2022 | Volume 12, Issue 27
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Media of the Week
This blog gives you three reasons to check out IDEAL's Intro to Scenario Planning Course created to help implementers design and facilitate scenario planning processes. Click here for this 2-minute read.

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Featured Event

Cash and Voucher Assistance for Gender-based Violence Outcomes in the MENA Region
Women's Refugee Commission and CARE | October 13 | 6:30 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

Five women wearing headscarves face the camera.Convened by Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) and CARE, this online workshop for Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Gender-based Violence (GBV) stakeholders will focus on CVA for GBV outcomes within and outside of GBV case management in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region. This workshop is part of a larger series that supports familiarity with global guidance and tools; sharing of lessons learned; strengthening referral pathways; and de-siloing CVA and GBV coordination to further CVA for gender and GBV outcomes in humanitarian settings.

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Featured Opportunity

Request for Public Comment: Beneficiaries of Development Programs: A Guide for USAID Implementing Partners

Cover Page for Collecting Feedback from beneficiaries of Development ProgramsThe U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced the external comment period for the draft “Collecting Feedback from Beneficiaries of Development Programs: A Guide for USAID Implementing Partners.” USAID is inviting interested persons, particularly implementing partners and other development stakeholders, to review and provide feedback on this draft guidance document. Comments are accepted until October 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET, contact with the subject “Comments on Beneficiary Feedback Guidance”.

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Featured Announcement

Updated BHA Emergency Application Guidelines

People loading a truck with essential food suppliesUSAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) has published new Emergency Application Guidelines on the BHA Emergency Application Guidelines webpage along with a Summary of Changes. The revised Guidelines will take effect on October 1, 2022, for all NGO applications for non-competitive emergency awards and modifications. Please send questions or feedback to

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Featured Resource 

Tracking Progress on Food and Agriculture-related SDG Indicators 2022

Coverpage Tracking Progress on Food and Agriculture-related SDG Indicators 2022This report offers analysis and trends on indicators across eight Sustainable Development Goals highlighting areas of progress and areas where further effort is needed. It also discusses selected indicators for which FAO is a contributing agency and/or have key implications for food and agriculture and includes a snapshot on conflict, COVID-19, and food insecurity.

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Knowledge Sharing Series 2022

KSS on HDP Collection Page

Screenshot of HDP landing page, featuring the text "IDEAL's Knowledge Sharing Series on Humanitarian-Development-Peace Coherence". There is a background image of three women walking away from the camera that is behind the text.

Visit our collection webpage to find recordings and post-event materials from all the KSS sessions held to date!

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Upcoming Events

Hindsight 2020: Key Findings from the BHA FY20 COVID-19 Evaluation
COVID-19 Evaluation | September 29, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

Private Service Provider (PSP) Online Course Launch
SCALE | October 4, 2022 | 8:00 - 9:30 AM ET | Online

Local Actors Enhancing Food Security: SCALE's Creative Adaptation Award 2022
SCALE | October 12, 2022 | 9:00 - 10:00 AM ET | Online

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New Resources

Technical Guide on Drinking Water Quality Monitoring

Seeds Learning Group for USAID/BHA-funded Programming Presentations

Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance Technical Guidance for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting for Emergency Activities

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Funding & Other Opportunities

Request for Information: USAID Enhancing Research in Nutrition
Deadline: October 3, 2022
USAID issued a Request for Information (RFI) for Enhancing Research in Nutrition for the upcoming new global nutrition activity to produce and use evidence and enhance local capacity for nutrition monitoring, evaluation, research, research translation, and learning in the health sector. Responses or questions should be sent to and no later than 5:00 PM EST on October 3, 2022 with “RFI” in the subject line.

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