Humanitarian Response Index 2007: Measuring Commitment to Best Practice

Paperback | January 15, 2008

bySilvia Development Assistance Research Associates (DARA), Silvia Hidalgo

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Every year, millions of people are affected by conflict and natural disasters. Growing public awareness of these crises and their severity and tragic consequences has resulted in an increase in the available funding over the past decades and demonstrated the need to reform the international humanitarian system. It is now more important than ever to have the kind of information and practical tools that allow humanitarian action to be assessed, so that it can be improved.
 
The HRI addresses one of the main links of the humanitarian response system, donor countries, whose policies critically influence the rest of the chain. Donors can apply pressure to make humanitarian action more effective, relevant, and coherent. The HRI provides an annual, detailed analysis of the evolution of humanitarian action, donor commitments, and outstanding challenges.
 
Its aim is to raise the awareness – among donors, humanitarian actors, and society as a whole – about the importance of humanitarian action and the principles of Good Humanitarian Donorship. The information in the HRI focuses on the promotion of active policy dialogue in the search for coherent answers to an increasingly complex reality.

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Every year, millions of people are affected by conflict and natural disasters. Growing public awareness of these crises and their severity and tragic consequences has resulted in an increase in the available funding over the past decades and demonstrated the need to reform the international humanitarian system. It is now more important...

Development Assistance Research Associates (DARA) is an independent non-profit organisation committed to improving the quality of development aid and humanitarian action through evaluation. DARA's mission includes optimising the impact of the efforts against poverty and promoting the beneficiaries' participation and empowerment, throu...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 10.32 × 8.49 × 0.56 inPublished:January 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Foreword, Kofi Annan (To Be Confirmed) Preface--S.Hidalgo * Executive Summary  * The year in disasters--I.Hodson * The Humanitarian Response Index 2007--S.Hidalgo, L.Altinger&--A.Lopez-Claros * The survey process--J.Watt * Birth of good humanitarian Donorship--J.Schaar * Communication and crisis--M.Ogrizek * UN humanitarian reform--J.Egeland (To Be Confirmed) * Case study: Colombia, Silvia Hidalgo * Case study: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gilles Gasser * Case study: Haiti, Ricardo Sole * Case study: Lebanon, Gilles Gasser * Case study: Niger, Marta Marañón * Case study: Pakistan, Riccardo Polastro * Case study: Sudan, John Watt * Case study: Timor-Leste, Silvia Hidalgo * Donor profile: Australia  * Donor profile: Austria  * Donor profile: Belgium  * Donor profile: Canada  * Donor profile: Denmark  * Donor profile: ECHO/EU  * Donor profile: Finland  * Donor profile: France  * Donor profile: Germany  * Donor profile: Greece  * Donor profile: Ireland  * Donor profile: Italy  * Donor profile: Japan  * Donor profile: Luxembourg  * Donor profile: Netherlands  * Donor profile: New Zealand  * Donor profile: Norway  * Donor profile: Portugal  * Donor profile: Spain  * Donor profile: Sweden  * Donor profile: Switzerland  * Donor profile: United Kingdom  * Donor profile: United States

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"I firmly believe that the Humanitarian Response Index will serve as a crucial tool to help ensure that no disaster is ignored, and that every dollar spent helps those most in need."--Kofi A. Annan, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations.