A new report assesses the immediate effects of transfers on reducing barriers to accessing basic services and employment, as well as considering the long-term implications of improvements in economic and social outcomes.
Launching at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, the platform aims to deliver a more collaborative, agile and rapid response to fulfil the right to education for children and young people affected by crises.
As part of the response to floods in Pakistan in 2010, aid efforts to help people build shelters using bamboo inadvertently inflated the price. Now aid agencies must ensure that they don’t make the same mistakes again.
“Aid agencies, funded by and spurred on by government donors, have pushed on further and further into the frontlines of conflicts, where the needs are greatest, but it exposes them and their staff to an increasing level of violence,” says ODI.
This approach seeks to ensure basic resources and infrastructures can cope with the pressure from higher demand, that households are supported and that declining economic performance and deteriorating social cohesion can be arrested and reversed.
The humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake marked a watershed moment for humanitarian information management. A new study analyses the challenges encountered and offers recommendations for overcoming them.