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31 Dec 2016 description

Working and discussion papers

December 2016

Sarah Bailey

There are two areas where cash transfers could play a role in humanitarian assistance in Mozambique: in response to natural disasters and in support of the long-term refugee population. This working paper focuses on refugees.

06 Sep 2016 description

The policy briefing and the synthesis report summarise the findings and recommendations from two studies focussed on examining the barriers that exist between humanitarian and development forms of water supply, sanitation and hygiene WASH, and possible solutions to be overcome for more effective and sustainable services.

26 Feb 2015 description

This report carries out a rigorous literature review around four key areas:

Is education seen as a ‘high priority’ amongst emergency affected populations?

To what extent is schooling disrupted by different types of emergencies? And how are different groups affected?

What are the economic and human costs of emergencies on education? And what are returns to investment in education in emergencies?

What is the nature of funding for education in emergencies?

The report finds that:

31 Oct 2012 description

This research focuses on Tearfund’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions implemented through the ‘Capacity Building to Improve Humanitarian Action in the Water Sanitation and Hygiene’ programme, funded by DFID’s Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department (CHASE).

09 Dec 2011 description

As the Democratic Republic of Congo emerges from only its second peacetime election since 2003, the potential role of its Diaspora has come into sharp focus. I believe that the Diaspora could improve the odds of DRC transforming itself to become the Brazil of sub-Saharan Africa – the hub of continental economic integration. The Department for International Development (DFID) is taking steps to unlock this potential. It is to be hoped that after the election many more will follow.

11 Jul 2011 description

Published: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:00:00 -0700

25 March 2011 - Round-table, Geneva

03 Feb 2011 description

ODI Briefing Paper 67

Authors: Marta Foresti, Lisa Denney and Vicki Metcalfe

This briefing paper outlines the key opportunities and challenges presented by a more integrated approach to international engagements to build stability in fragile states. In particular, it considers the risks and benefits of greater coordination between humanitarian, development and security agendas, suggesting that the potential tension between these objectives must be recognised and addressed in a pragmatic and principled manner.

14 Oct 2010 description

Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:32 AM by Sara Pavanello

A staggering 925 million people worldwide are currently undernourished, according to the 2010 edition of The State of Food Insecurity in the World, published by FAO earlier this month.

13 Oct 2010 description

Authors: Steve Wiggins, Julia Compton and Sharada Keats

The issue of rising food prices came to international attention in early 2008. This document answers the following questions about the crisis and responses to it:

  • What has happened to food prices and why?
  • Why are food prices important & where can we find them?
  • How have countries and the international community responded?
  • The future

24 May 2010 description

Background paper - ODI Project Briefings 41 published by ODI, Tearfund and World Vision, May 2010

Faith based communities (FBCs) (Box 1) provide 40% to 50% of healthcare in developing countries (African Religious Health Assets Programme, 2006). One in five organisations working on HIV programmes are faith-based (World Health, 2004). While their role in responding to HIV is recognised, FBCs have unexploited capacity for the delivery of HIV prevention, treatment and care.

This is partly because some humanitarian organisations do not value the role of FBCs.

10 Sep 2009 description

by Dr Francois Chappuis and Bruno Jochum

Sustained political instability and violence have massive impacts on the health of affected populations. Studies show that more people die of treatable diseases during conflict than they do of conflict-related casualties.

30 Jun 2005 description

In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami crisis, one of the world's largest ever relief operations, the humanitarian community has come back full circle to the issue of accountability, this time with greater public interest - and scrutiny - than ever before. Accountability, along with its corollary, transparency, are two words very much in vogue at the moment, both within the humanitarian community and in the United Nations. But what do we mean by these terms, and to what ends are we applying them?

01 Mar 2005 description

Chris Huggins, Herman Musahara, Prisca Mbura Kamungi, Johnstone Summit Oketch and Koen Vlassenroot1

31 Jul 2004 description

HPN Network Paper - Commissioned and published by the Humanitarian Practice Network at ODI

03 Apr 2002 description

This report by Anna Jefferys