- Sierra Leone: Mudslides - Aug 2017
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2015
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Sierra Leone: Wild Fires - Jan 2013
- Sierra Leone/Guinea: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012
- West/Central Africa: Floods - Jun 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2009
- Sierra Leone: Floods - Sep 2007
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2007
This Project Briefing explores governance challenges in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery.
Political economy analysis (PEA) is a tool that can help sector specialists to identify appropriate responses in a given context, designing and implementing approaches that ‘best fit’ existing institutional structures and incentives, rather than imposing an external model of best practice. Informed by PEA, context-specific responses have the potential to be both more efficient and more effective in increasing access to WASH services.
Investment in both security and justice in fragile states is focused overwhelmingly on reforming state systems. Donors increasingly acknowledge that people in fragile states often rely on security and justice provided by non-state actors, such as chiefs, religious leaders, militia or trade associations, but actual efforts to engage with these actors have been modest to date.
Annual child death rate drops by 4 million since 1990: Save the Children report reveals overseas aid among key drivers of change
Aid is one of six key factors that have driven marked improvements in child wellbeing and survival over the last 20 years, according to a new report Save the Children released today.
Independent research conducted by the Overseas Development Institute agency has found that over 4 million fewer children under the age of five die each year compared to 1990.
Authors: Marcus Manuel, Alastair McKechnie and Maia King
Since the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Accra in 2008, there has been a growing awareness amongst the international community that low-income countries with fragile institutions are not simply more difficult cases of development, but require a fundamentally different approach to delivering development assistance.
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.
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
Sam Moon and Tim Williamson
- Publishing better information on aid requires compatibility with recipients' budgeting and planning systems
- Recipient budgets bear many similarities, but this is not reflected in current formats for reporting aid
- The poorest countries will lose out if donors do not publish aid information that is easy to link with recipient government budget systems
This paper sets out and explores the link between donor aid and recipient country budgets, and the role that greater transparency about aid can play in improving budget …
- One key challenge in post-conflict countries is meeting objectives that contribute both to poverty reduction and the peace process
- Cash transfers can address the immediate needs of poor households but there is little evidence about their long-term impact on poverty in post-conflict countries
- The dissemination of emerging evidence on best practice in the delivery of cash transfers in conflict-affected countries should be encouraged
Providing cash transfers to poor households to alleviate poverty has been popular in many middle-income …
ODI background note
By Alan Nicol and Nanki Kaur
Water is the key medium that links atmospheric temperature rises to changes in human and physical systems.
Climate change will alter the hydrological cycle in many ways. The trigger is the warming of the atmosphere and oceans, which will change major weather systems.
Summary of conclusions
By Asmita Naik
Researched, written and published by
the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI
This report by Asmita Naik
This report by Anna Jefferys
This report by Samantha Guy
This report by Kate Longley and Karim Hussein
This report by Michael Young
This report by Marc Vincent
21 November 2001 (HPN) - The proposal for a dedicated IDP unit in the UN has met with a mixed reaction. But the humanitarian community must seize this opportunity to improve its assistance to IDPs; it could be years before we get another chance.
This report by Michael Young