25 September 2019

Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance

Blog posts & media:

Book Review – Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts (Africa at LSE Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

Consultancy, Confidentiality & Scholarly Responsibility: Glimpses from the UN OHCHR (Humanity Journal Blog, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Saving Lives and Making Money: Can Humanitarian Impact Bonds Marry the Two?," The New Humanitarian, 15 Aug. 2019 [text]

"Searching for the Nexus: The View from the Ground," The New Humanitarian, 24 Sept. 2019 [text]

UNHCR Chief Pays Tribute to 'Frontline' Aid Workers (UNHCR, Aug. 2019) [text]

"When Risk is Part of the Job," The New Humanitarian, 19 Aug. 2019 [text]

Reports & journal articles:

"Beyond the Boxes: Refugee Shelter and the Humanitarian Politics of Life," American Ethnologist, vol. 46, no. 4 (2019) [free full-text]

CCCM Case Studies, Chapter 2 (2016-2019) (Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Citizen Aid: Grassroots Interventions in Development and Humanitarianism," Third World Quarterly, Latest Articles, 9 Sept. 2019 [free full-text]

Cost-Efficiency Analysis of Basic Needs Programs: Best Practice Guidance for Humanitarian Agencies (USAID & IRC, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

"Defining, Measuring and Interpreting the Appropriateness of Humanitarian Assistance," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:14 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Five Takeaways on the Future of Humanitarian Reform (Center for Global Development, Aug. 2019) [text]

Humanitarian Investing: Mobilizing Capital to Overcome Fragility (World Economic Forum, Sept. 2019) [text]

"Humanitarianism Governed: Rules, Identity, and Exclusion in Relief Work," Humanity Journal, vol. 10, no. 2 (2019) [full-text]

"The ICRC at a Crossroads: Swiss Roots—International Outlook," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 4:13 (Dec. 2019) [open access]

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, vol. 1, no. 2 (2019) [open access]
- Special issue on "Security and Protection," with 8 articles.

People-driven Response: Power and Participation in Humanitarian Action, CGD Policy Paper, no. 155 (Center for Global Development, Sept. 2019) [text]

Tackling Violence against Aid Workers, Fourteenth Report of Session 2017–19 (UK House of Commons, Aug. 2019) [text via ReliefWeb]

Urban Humanitarian Response, Good Practice Review, no. 12 (Overseas Development Institute, 2019) [access]
- See also related UNSW news story.


Humanitarian Innovation Guide (ELRHA) [access]
- "The Guide is written with two audiences in mind: humanitarian practitioners who are seeking to develop a new approach to their work and want to apply an innovation lens to solving problems; and social entrepreneurs from outside the sector who have identified an opportunity to engage with the sector and need a humanitarian framework to contextualise their innovation plans."

IASC Product Catalogue [access]
- "IASC Products are guidelines, policies, tools and documents endorsed by the IASC used to inform humanitarian preparedness and response efforts both at global and field levels with the ultimate goal of strengthening the collective humanitarian response."

Shifting Mindsets: Creating a More Flexible Humanitarian Response (ALNAP) [access]
- "[I]n recent years, international humanitarian agencies have struggled with flexibility when it comes to adapting to context, changing the type and quantity of support at the right time, or responding quickly and appropriately to unexpected crises or challenges. To date, the flexibility of modern humanitarian agencies, and the capacities needed for response level flexibility, has not been explored in depth for modern crises." Follow link for main report and several audio companions.

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Humanitarian Assistance (8 Aug. 2019)

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