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  • What is new in the Sphere Handbook 2018? - Whiteboard video
    French 118.03 MB mp4 2018 By Sphere
    This whiteboard video presents the innovations in the Sphere Handbook 2018.
  • Brochure: What is new in the Sphere Handbook 2018
    English 822.74 KB pdf 2018 By Sphere
  • Infographic: 2017 revision consultations
    English 5.24 MB pdf 2018 By Sphere
  • Manual Esfera amigable: The Friendly Sphere Handbook
    Spanish 4.90 MB zip 2013 By Save the Children
    This user-friendly version of the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition was created in Bolivia and is available only in Spanish. It was developed to introduce the Handbook to affected populations and is mainly intended for local authorities, community leaders and local NGOs in rural areas. As a user-friendly version, it employs well known and easy to understand language while remaining faithful to the Handbook. This tool can also be used by trainers and humanitarian professionals working with affected populations.
  • Humanitarian Standards in Context - Video guide
    English 798.61 KB pdf 2014 By Sphere
    A short guide aimed to help trainers to take advantage of the film "Humanitarian standards in context: Bringing the Sphere Handbook to life". The film depicts the contribution Sphere standards make to improving quality and accountability in humanitarian response and features examples of humanitarian agencies around the world working with the Sphere Handbook.
  • A Trainer's Perspective on the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition
    English 3.09 MB pdf 2013 By Jim Good
    This "white paper" analyses some of the changes in the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition and provides insights into questions trainers are often asked concerning differences between this and previous editions. Jim Good is a partner with InterWorks, LLC, and a long-time Sphere contributor and trainer.
  • Sphere standards in national humanitarian response
    English 286.94 KB pdf 2016 By Sphere
    This Discussion Paper sets out to understand and describe opportunities for adapting international humanitarian standards to a regional, national or local level in preparing for, or responding to a disaster. It is based on a series of consultations with Sphere country focal points and a literature review, and presents a number of brief case studies to illustrate the main findings and recommendations. It concludes with a set of suggestions for advocates and Sphere focal points to take forward work with NDMAs.
  • Using the Sphere Standards in Urban Settings
    English 552.06 KB pdf 2016 By Sphere
    Applying humanitarian standards in urban situations has been a challenge for a long time. This guide provides practical guidance on how to do so and seeks to understand how best to integrate the requirements of urban contexts into the 2018 edition of the Sphere Handbook.
  • Sphere for Monitoring and Evaluation
    English 690.22 KB pdf 2015 By Sphere
    Sphere for Monitoring and Evaluation is for all humanitarian practitioners from the assessment to the evaluation phase; for people carrying out monitoring activities and evaluations, be they internal or external. It also addresses the learning processes that should ensue from monitoring and evaluation exercises. The guide is based on the conviction that Sphere provides useful benchmarks for the whole programme cycle, which can be especially valuable to organisations that do not have internal targets or standard operating procedures. Sphere also adds value through its emphasis on a rights-based and participatory approach.