The Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) 2009: Whose Crisis? Clarifying Donor's Priorities by Dara (development Assistance Research Associates)The Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) 2009: Whose Crisis? Clarifying Donor's Priorities by Dara (development Assistance Research Associates)

The Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) 2009: Whose Crisis? Clarifying Donor's Priorities

byDara (development Assistance Research Associates)

Paperback | November 4, 2009

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Over 350 million people are affected each year by disaster and conflict. The international community is often unable to respond effectively to these crises. The HRI is an annual assessment of how well governments respond to humanitarian crises around the world. The HRI 2009 focuses on the effects of the global financial crisis on donor funding for humanitarian assistance, strategies to safeguard the quality and effectiveness of aid for people affected by disasters, conflicts and emergencies.
DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (DARA) is an independent non-profit organization 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...
Title:The Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) 2009: Whose Crisis? Clarifying Donor's PrioritiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 10.98 × 8.27 × 0 inPublished:November 4, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230573495

ISBN - 13:9780230573499


Table of Contents

Foreword *  The Economic Crisis, Climate Change, Increasing Humanitarian Needs, and Global Politics: What do World Leaders Need to do to Avert a Global Catastrophe? * Introduction; S.Hidalgo, Executive Director of DARA * Whose Crisis? Integrating Humanity, Solidarity and Collective Accountability the Response to the Global Economic Crisis * PART I: HRI 2009 MAIN FINDINGS * Improving Government Donor Accountability and Aid Effectiveness * Humanitarian Action in the Context of the Global Financial Crisis (DARA) * How Relevant Are the Principles of Accountability, Transparency and Good Humanitarian Donorship in Today’s Current Economic Climate? * What Are the Main Stresses and Challenges Facing the Humanitarian System? * What Are Some of the Key Trends and Issues Emerging from the HRI Research? * HRI Main Findings and Donor Rankings *  How Well Are Wealthy OECD/DAC Governments Meeting Their Commitments to Apply the Good Practice in the Way They Fund and Support Humanitarian Action Around the World? *  How Do New and Emerging Donor Governments and Private Donors Compare to OECD/DAC Government Donors? * What Needs to be Improved in How the International Community Responds to Disasters, Conflicts and Emergencies? * Individual Donor Profiles *
What Are the Main Strengths and Weaknesses of Individual Government Donors? * What Can Governments do to Improve the Quality, Effectiveness and Impact of Their Humanitarian Assistance?
* PART II: ESSAYS FROM EXTERNAL AUTHORS * Challenges and Solutions to Improving Quality, Effectiveness and Accountability in Humanitarian Action * The Effects of the Financial Crisis on Humanitarian Reform – Why Investing in Preparedness and Prevention is Even More Important in Today’s Environment; J.Holmes, UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator * Building New Partnerships Between States and Civil Society to Confront the Challenges of Future; B.Geleta, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); E.Ferris, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute *
The 'Invisible Actors' in Humanitarian Action: The Importance of National NGOs, Civil Society, National Governments and Local Actors in Preventing and Responding to Crises * The Right to Survive – Or the Right to Dignity: Confronting the humanitarian challenges of the 21st century; R.Offenheiser, President and CEO, Oxfam USA * How Environmental Activism, Civil Society Engagement and Advocacy Can Help Reduce Disasters and Conflicts * Voices From the Frontlines - Putting the Economic Crisis in Perspective: Humanitarian Action as Seen From the Eyes of Two People Directly Affected By Chronic Crisis * PART III: HRI FIELD MISSION FINDINGS *
Crisis Reports – How is the International Community Responding from Different Humanitarian Crises Around the World? * Overview from the Findings of the HRI Field Research: Challenges and Opportunities for the Humanitarian System *  How Are Donors, Humanitarian Organizations and Local Communities Responding to Different Crises, and Where Are Opportunities for Improvements?
* Afghanistan * China * Colombia * Democratic Republic of the Congo * Ethiopia * Georgia * Haiti
* Myanmar * Occupied Palestinian Territories * Somalia * Sri Lanka

Editorial Reviews

"The HRI is an enormously innovative tool for preparing for a world of greater humanitarian shock and urgent need. We need to put humanitarian response on a greatly scaled-up basis. The HRI will bring us much closer to this goal. The well-being and even survival of millions are at stake."
--Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University