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GDLN Seminar on Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific - 2010 series - Summary of April 1, 2010 Video Conference: Conducting Post-disaster Damage and Needs Assessments (PDNAs)

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World Bank

Key topics discussed:

  1. Rationale of Conducting Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs)

  2. Damage and Loss Assessments (DaLAs), Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNAs), and Post-Crisis Needs Assessment (PCNA)

  3. Challenges while conducting PDNAs

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ADB Annual Report 2009

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a record $16.1 billion in financing operations, a 42% increase over the $11.3 billion approved the previous year. The increase was made possible by ADB's fifth general capital increase, which tripled ADB's capital base from $55 billion to $165 billion, the biggest in ADB history and the first in 15 years. While economic recovery is under way, ADB has estimated that about 71 million people living on less than $2 a day (54 million of them living on less then $1.25 a day) could have escaped poverty if growth rates had stayed at 2007 levels.
Asian Development Bank:

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Enhanced and Integrated Approach regarding Information on Return and Reintegration in Countries of Origin

Are you a social worker/ counsellor or a person in contact with migrants?

How can you help migrants in receiving updated information on return and reintegration possibilities?

- When a migrant has a specific question on return and reintegration in one of the countries of origin shown in orange on the map: you can contact the IOM office in your country of residence.
- The IOM Office sends the request to the IOM Office in the country of origin.
- The IOM Office in your country of residence reverts to you with the reply as soon as possible (usually within one week).
International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Getting the Millennium Development Goals back on track: a twelve points EU action plan

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European Union
Ten years ago, world leaders agreed to take decisive action to combat world poverty in its different dimensions. Using time-bound and measurable targets, they agreed that by 2015:
  • Poverty and hunger should be reduced by one half,
  • Full primary education for all should be ensured,
  • Gender disparity should be eliminated,
  • Maternal and child mortality should be reduced by two thirds and three quarters respectively,
  • The spread of HIV/AIDS and incidence of malaria and other major diseases should be halted,
  • Environmental sustainability should be ensured,
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Lantos-Hyde United States Government Malaria Strategy 2009-2014

Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective and is a core component of a comprehensive U.S. Government (USG) Global Health Initiative (GHI), announced in May 2009 by President Barack Obama to reduce the burden of disease and strengthen communities around the world. The 2008 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act (Lantos/Hyde Act) authorizes up to $5 billion in USG funding for malaria prevention and control for the period FY2009-2013. This Act calls for the development
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Une Approche visant à améliorer et intégrer les Informations sur le Retour et la Réintégration dans les Pays d'Origine

Etes-vous un assistant social/conseiller ou une personne en contact avec des migrants?

Comment pouvez-vous aider les migrants à recevoir des informations actualisées sur les
possibilités de retour et de réintégration?

- Lorsqu'un migrant a une question spécifique relative au retour ou à la réintégration dans l'un des pays d'origine indiqué en orange sur la carte, vous pouvez contacter le bureau de l'OIM dans votre pays
de résidence.
- Le bureau de l'OIM envoie la demande au bureau de l'OIM dans le pays d'origine.
- Le bureau de l'OIM dans le pays de
International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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The Responsibility to Protect Minorities and the Problem of the Kin-State

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UN University
Genocide and ethnic cleansing have all-too-clearly demonstrated the dangers of failing to protect minority groups. A "kin-state" with strong ethnic, cultural, religious or linguistic links to a minority population abroad, may be well-placed to assist in its protection. But unilateral interference by kin-states can raise tensions with host-states, endangering international peace and security.

If a state neglects its primary responsibility to protect minorities under its jurisdiction, the subsidiary responsibility lies with the international community as a whole, not the kin-state in
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Provisional UK Official Development Assistance as a proportion of Gross National Income, 2009

The Department for International Development (DFID) has published provisional statistics on UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) as a proportion of Gross National Income (ODA:GNI) in 2009.

UK Official Development Assistance 2009 - overall levels (See also Tables 1,2)
  • UK ODA accounted for 0.52 per cent of UK Gross National Income (GNI) in 2009, compared with 0.43 per cent in 2008; this is the highest level of the ODA:GNI ratio since the United Nations target of 0.7% was set in 1970.
  • UK ODA in 2009 is estimated at £7,365
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Sanitation as a Key to Global Health: Voices from the Field

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UN University
It is very clear that water-related disease is responsible for a significant proportion of the global burden of illness. It is equally clear that, while there is significant progress towards the Millennium Development Goal target for drinking water, sanitation is falling woefully short of the target. Provisioning of adequate sanitation has not managed to keep up with population growth and the aggregate number of unserved people has increased over the past 2 years. Projections by the United Nations show that the world will miss the latter target by almost a billion people.
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Public Health Equity in Refugee and Other Displaced Persons Settings

Addressing concerns about public health equity in the context of violent conflict and the consequent forced displacement of populations raises operational and ethical issues for the United Nations for High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Priorities of service delivery, the allocation choices, and the processes by which these choices are arrived at are now coming under renewed scrutiny in the light of the estimated two million refugees who fled from Iraq since 2003. This discussion document explores key questions of cost and equity as they arise in the context
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Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme 2010, La situation en Afrique

Le rapport sur la situation en Afrique publié dans le cadre de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme 2010, est lancé à New York, avec la participation de l'UNICEF et du Partenariat Roll Back Malaria (RBM). Ce document est le deuxième rapport de la collection « progrès et impact » publié par RBM, il attire l'attention sur le fait que l'Afrique connaît actuellement une augmentation et une accélération des progrès. Ainsi, entre 2004 et 2009, le financement externe de la lutte contre le paludisme s'est décuplé, pour atteindre presque 1,8 milliards
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High Commissioner's Strategic Management Plan 2010-2011

The "High Commissioner's Strategic Management Plan 2010-2011" articulates OHCHR's priorities, expected accomplishments and strategies for the biennium. The Plan introduces OHCHR's programme of work, both at Headquarters and in the field and presents OHCHR's total budget and funding requirements for 2010-2011.
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Field efficacy of a new mosaic long-lasting mosquito net PermaNet 3.0) against pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors: a multi centre study in Western and Central Africa

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BioMed Central
Due to the spread of pyrethroid-resistance in malaria vectors in Africa, new strategies and tools are urgently needed to better control malaria transmission. The aim of this study was to evaluate the performances of a new mosaic long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN), i.e. PermaNet 3.0, against wild pyrethroid-resistant Anopheles gambiae s.l. in West and Central Africa.
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21st Century Aid: Recognising success and tackling failure

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Oxfam
Aid plays a role in saving millions of lives. Recently, a barrage of criticism has been unleashed on aid, with critics using individual examples of failed aid to argue that all aid is bad and should be reduced or phased out altogether. This is both incorrect and irresponsible. This report examines the evidence, and finds that whilst there is much room for improvement, good quality 21st century aid not only saves lives, but is indispensable in unlocking poor countries' and people's ability to work their own way out of poverty.
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What does an effective multilateral donor look like?

ODI Project Briefing No. 40

Recipients have their own views on who are the most effective multilateral donors, and feel that it is depth of commitment, responsiveness to country circumstances and support for recipient-driven policy that are critical. This Project Briefing summarises findings from ODI research on recipient stakeholder perceptions of multilateral donor effectiveness. It draws on evidence from three separate studies, finding that recipients and donors agree, in general, on what makes aid effective, but some crucial differences in perspective remain.
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UN - Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2010

The Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) is a UN-Water initiative implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The objective of UN-Water GLAAS is to provide policy makers at all levels with a reliable, easily accessible, comprehensive and global analysis of the evidence to make informed decisions in sanitation and drinking-water.

With over 2.6 billion people living without access to improved sanitation facilities, and nearly 900 million people not receiving their drinking-water from improved water sources,
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La ayuda del siglo XXI: Reconocer los éxitos, superar los fracasos

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Oxfam
La ayuda desempeña un papel clave en la salvaguardia de millones de vidas. En los últimos tiempos se han vertido innumerables críticas sobre la ayuda, y los detractores de la misma han utilizado ejemplos concretos de casos en que la ayuda ha fracasado para ar-gumentar que toda la ayuda es contraproducente y debe por tanto reducirse o eliminarse por completo. Esta afirmación no sólo es incorrecta: es irresponsable. En el presente informe se analizan los hechos, constatando que pese a que el margen de mejora es amplio, una ayuda de calidad en el
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Diversity in Donorship: Field Lessons

In the past few years there has been increased attention paid to the role of non-DAC donors in humanitarian action, however little work has been done to understand how these donors engage in responding to specific crises. HPG's latest research examines the role of non-DAC donors in relation to three contexts - the response to the Israeli offensive in Lebanon in 2006; the response to the earthquake of 2005, and floods in June 2007 in Pakistan; and the ongoing response to the protracted conflict in Darfur, Sudan. The study examines issues such as how non-DAC donors