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16 Mar 2017 description

By Catherine Simonet, Eva Comba and Emily Wilkinson

This working paper provides an analysis of economic resilience at the national level, presenting a broad picture of changes in resilience to climate extremes over a 42 year period. It focuses on 12 countries in the Sahel, East Africa and Asia that are part of the UK Government funded resilience programme Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED).

20 May 2013 description


This review is concerned with the financing arrangements for programmes that address acute malnutrition at scale through the community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM). The CMAM approach is geared towards the early detection, treatment and counselling of moderately and severely acutely malnourished children, in the community, by community agents.

21 Dec 2011 description

Humanitarian response in pastoral areas in the Horn of Africa has consistently been late. An enormous investment in early warning over a number of years has brought great improvements: mass human fatalities have become rarer in the past 25 years. However, humanitarian response now aims to prevent not only large-scale loss of life, but also the destruction of livelihoods. Our response has not kept up with this ambition.

29 Sep 2009 description

by Abby Maxman (CARE Ethiopia), Waleed Rauf (Oxfam GB, Ethiopia), David Throp (Save the Children UK, Ethiopia)

The spark for a debate

Earlier this year, the Overseas Development Institute published a Working Paper called Humanitarian governance in the new millennium: An Ethiopian case study.

30 Jun 2009 description

Tanya Boudreau

In brief

- This Network Paper argues that a substantial new opportunity for people-centred disaster risk assessment in Ethiopia can be found in the information and analysis system recently established within the Ministry of Agriculture, through the Livelihoods Integration Unit.

- The national livelihoods database provides the capacity to understand the diverse vulnerabilities of populations and to mathematically link these to hazards - a core requirement for carrying out anticipatory disaster risk assessments.

28 Feb 2009 description

Sue Lautze, Angela Raven-Roberts and Teshome Erkineh

HPG Working Paper

01 Jul 2004 description

At the World Food Conference in 1974, governments proclaimed that 'every man, woman and child has the inalienable right to be free from hunger and malnutrition in order to develop their physical and mental faculties'. They promised that, within a decade, 'no child would go hungry'. Ten years later, in Ethiopia, between 800,000 and a million people died in one of the worst famines in the country's modern history. The scale and severity of the famine eventually triggered an unprecedented international response.