19 January 2018

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance


The Humanitarian Crises That Will Shape 2018, Press conference at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018, Davos, 23 January 2018 [info]

Cash Transfer Programming: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead, London, 1 February 2018 [info]


Aid Agencies Rethink Personal Data as New EU Rules Loom (IRIN, Jan. 2018) [text]

"From Principle to Practice: Humanitarian Innovation and Experimentation," Stanford Social Innovation Review, 21 Dec. 2017 [text]

Holding the Keys: Humanitarian Access and Local Organisations (ODI, Jan. 2018) [access]
- Follow link for report and policy brief.

Limn, no. 9 (Nov. 2017) [full-text]
- The theme of this issue is "Little Development Devices/Humanitarian Goods"; articles examine "the recent profusion of micro-technologies in the worlds of humanitarianism and development, some focused on fostering forms of social improvement, others claiming to alleviate suffering, and many seeking to accomplish both."

Making Lives: Refugee Self-Reliance and Humanitarian Action in Cities (Save the Children, Dec. 2017) [text]

Not a Target: Ensuring the Protection of Aid Workers (Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Practices and Consequences of Using Humanitarian Technologies in Volatile Aid Settings," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:1 (Jan. 2018) [open access]

Public Service Delivery in Contexts of Urban Displacement: A Discussion Paper on the Importance of Strengthening Public Service Delivery in Urban Humanitarian Contexts (International Rescue Committee, Dec. 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Sticky Technologies: Plumpy’nut®, Emergency Feeding and the Viscosity of Humanitarian Design," Social Studies of Science, OnlineFirst, 1 Jan. 2018 [postprint]

Subjective Measures in Humanitarian Analysis (ACAPS, Jan. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Three Opportunities for Humanitarians in 2018 (ODI, Jan. 2018) [text]

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2017 (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [text]

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Centre for Humanitarian Data (OCHA) [access]
- "The Centre is focused on four areas: 1) data services; 2) data literacy; 3) data policy; and 4) network engagement. Our vision is to create a future where all people involved in a humanitarian situation have access to the data they need, when and how they need it, to make responsible and informed decisions."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (12 Dec. 2017)

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