" Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a term that applies to the most advanced stages of HIV infection. It is defined by the occurrence of any of the more than 20 life-threatening cancers or “opportunistic infections”, so named because they take advantage of a weakened immune system." Source: WHO. 2017. " Is AIDS different from HIV?". World Health Organization Website. < > Accessed 06 May 2020.


"An emergency response can be deliberately designed to align with another (actual or future) social protection programme or system. Where the country systems are not mature or do not penetrate across the entire country, there have been examples where humanitarian projects have been designed explicitly with the expectation that the projects could evolve and mature over time into fully fledged, national social protection systems (e.g. the Cadre Commun sur les Filets Sociaux in Mali, and the Urban...

Asset accumulation

"Asset accumulation is an increase in assets, and saving leads to asset accumulation as long as saving is greater than dissaving." Source: Beverly, S. E. et al. 2001. "A Framework of Asset-Accumulation Stages and Strategies". Working Paper 01-1, Febuary 2001. Washington University. < >. Accessed 06 May 2020.


"An individual who is seeking international protection. In countries with individualized procedures, an asylum-seeker is someone whose claim has not yet been finally decided on by the country in which the claim is submitted. Not every asylum-seeker will ultimately be recognized as a refugee, but every refugee was initially an asylum-seeker". Source : United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2005. "Glossary". In: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. "UNHCR Global Report 2005"...


"The concept of autonomy refers to people’s capacity to make free and informed decisions about their lives, enabling them to be and act in accordance with their own aspirations and desires, given a historical context that makes those possible. Women’s autonomy is often conceptualized as having three dimensions: Physical autonomy (the freedom to make decisions regarding sexuality, reproduction and the right to live a life free from violence); Economic autonomy (right to work and earn one’s own...