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From emergency aid to development aid: agencies are failing to connect

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Bridging the gap between emergency humanitarian aid and long-term development aid is essential to help people survive disasters and get back on the path to self-reliance and dignity

By Michel Gabaudan, president of Refugees International

The global aid community has grown tremendously since the early days of humanitarian and development assistance. Our understanding of how aid works has also grown more sophisticated. One of the lessons we have learned is that aid must change as needs change.

Read the full story on the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog