Humanitarian Response Index 2008

Humanitarian Response Index 2008 : Donor Accountability in Humanitarian Action

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The Humanitarian Response Index offers an analytical tool for the measurement of donors' effectiveness in light of their commitment to the Principles and Good Practice of Humanitarian Donorship. It is hoped that the Index will raise awareness about the increasingly important role of humanitarian action and associated good practices beyond its current core constituencies. The Index is also intended to help the international donor community, and individual donor countries, to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of humanitarian actions, and thus to provide a basis for improving the efficiency and quality of donor activities and initiatives. We believe that this report can serve as a useful platform for more informed discussion on key aspects of the debate on how to improve the quality of humanitarian aid. Ultimately, only the proper assessment of donor performance in the delivery of humanitarian aid will benefit those most affected by both man-made and natural disasters. Development Assistance Research Associates (DARA) is an independent non-profit organisation, committed to improving the quality of development aid and humanitarian action through evaluation.By presenting alternatives that combine the interests of all partners, DARA aims to enhance the impact of the efforts against poverty and promote the participation and empowerment of beneficiaries of humanitarian aid.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • United Kingdom
  • 0230584616
  • 9780230584617

Table of contents

Foreword; Kofi Annan Preface; S.Hidalgo Executive Summary The Humanitarian Response Index 2007; L.Altinger, S.Hidalgo, and A.Lopez-Claros The Birth of Good Humanitarian Donorship; J.Schaar Progress on the Front Lines; J. Egeland Opening Space for Long-Term Development in Fragile Environments; S. Cliffe and C. Petrie The Media- Driven Humanitarian Response: Public Perceptions and Humanitarian Realities as Two Faces of the Same; Coin M. Ogrizek Colombia: A Crisis Concealed; S. Hidalgo Democratic Republic of the Congo: Sick Giant of Africa; G. Gasser Haiti: Violence, Ganga, and a Fragile State on the Brink of Crisis; R. Sole Lebanon: Crisis of Civilian Protection Niger: Crisis of acute, Protracted Poverty and Vulnerability; M. Maranon Pakistan: Testing Reform of the Humanitarian System; R. Polastro Sudan: From One Crisis to Another Timor-Leste: Relapse and Open wounds; S. Hidalgo Summary: 2006- A Year of Emergencies Donor profile: Australia Donor profile: Austria Donor profile: Belgium Donor profile: Canada Donor profile: Denmark Donor profile: European commission Donor profile: Finland Donor profile: France Donor profile: Germany Donor profile: Greece Donor profile: Ireland Donor profile: Italy Donor profile: Japan Donor profile: Luxembourg Donor profile: Netherlands Donor profile: New Zealand Donor profile: Norway Donor profile: Portugal Donor profile: Spain Donor profile: Sweden Donor profile: Switzerland Donor profile: United Kingdom Donor profile: United Statesshow more

About Dara (Development Assistance Research Associates)

Development Assistance Research Associates (DARA) is an independent non-profit organisation committed to improving the quality of development aid and humanitarian action through evaluation. DARA's mission includes optimising the impact of the efforts against poverty and promoting the beneficiaries' participation and empowerment, through the presentation of alternatives that combine the interests of all partners involved in the processes in which DARA intervenes. Silvia Hidalgo is the Director of DARA.show more