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Strategic research into national and local capacity building for disaster risk management: literature review version 1Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (2013-2015), 2014This literature review has been conducted by Oxford Policy Management and the University of East Anglia as part of a multi-donor research project led by IFRC focusing on Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management.DocumentHelpAge International, 2014In an informal survey conducted in Haiyan-affected communities by HelpAge International and the Coalition of Services of the Elderly (COSE), older people reported the extent to which the emergency response reached them, and their needs and priorities. This information is not commonly available for older people in emergency contexts.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014Development in fragile and conflict-affected contexts is both complex and contested. The New Deal for Engagement with Fragile States, endorsed by 35 countries and six organisations, is the current focus of efforts to harmonise aid approaches.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2014Since the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and Liberia in 2003, China has been one of the major foreign participants in Monrovia’s efforts to rebuild its society. Both within the framework of the UN Mission in Liberia and at a bilateral level, Beijing has proved itself an important stakeholder and development partner.Document
Revisiting therapeutic governance: the politics of mental health and psychosocial programmes in humanitarian settingsRefugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2014In the last thirty years, humanitarian programmes have increasingly sought to preserve not only physical life and health, but also to address psychological needs and promote social well-being.DocumentHelpAge International, 2014The Syrian crisis has generated the largest refugee movement since the Rwandan genocide. Within this refugee population older, disabled and injured refugees face specific challenges that contribute to their vulnerability, yet, studies of humanitarian programming show that these same groups are often neglected in the assessment, data collection, design and delivery of responses.DocumentActive Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action, 2014This paper reviews the quality of evidence available today to support humanitarian action. It focuses primarily on evidence generated by the ‘formal international humanitarian system’ through early warning, needs assessment, monitoring and feedback, evaluation and impact assessment.DocumentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2013This research was prompted by a growing consensus on the changing nature of humanitarian emergencies towards increasingly complex drivers and inter-connected circumstances as opposed to single shocks. The research was carried out during 2012 by 33 researchers through four research hubs across southern Africa.Document
Neglected displacement: human mobility in Pacific disaster risk management and climate change adaptation mechanisms2013This paper reviews laws and policy documents from 15 Pacific countries and territories, in order to analyse how:DocumentPsychosocial Working Group, 2003This working paper sets about developing a common framework that summarises key knowledge in the field of psychosocial intventions in emergencies in order to provide agencies with some tools’ for making decisions about the type of interventions they can implement.