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    Reflections on identifying objectives and indicators for psychosocial programming

    Psychosocial Working Group, 2005
    Measuring the success of psychosocial interventions in conflict situations is crucial to developing an understanding of what makes programmes effective. Evaluation of psychosocial programmes often stays at the level of measuring progress and outputs (such as provision of services). What is crucial is to develop measures of outcomes and impacts.
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    Life in the Nuba Mountains: humanitarian needs assessment in Sudan’s South Kordofan state

    ENOUGH, 2013
    Sudan’s South Kordofan state has been at the centre of an armed conflict between Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, since June 2011
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    The two worlds of humanitarian innovation

    Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2013
    There has been a gradual shift in the humanitarian world to considering the role that innovation can play in addressing endemic challenges of inefficiency, unsustainability and dependency. Within this ‘humanitarian turn’, the dominant approaches have been ‘top-down’, mainly focusing on finding ways to improve organisational responses.
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    Disasters and diversity: a study of humanitarian financing for older people and children under five

    HelpAge International, 2013
    Oly 1% of humanitarian aid targets older people and 2.3% children under five. This study from HelpAge adds to the growing body of evidence pointing to a limited connection between diversity and programming.
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    Nutrition interventions for older people in emergencies

    HelpAge International, 2013
    In emergency situations, older people may find it hard to access food. For example, when they are displaced, older people may face difficulties in registering for the general food rations, meet challenges in accessing food distributions and difficulties transporting the food.
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    Working differently in fragile and conflict-affected situations: the ADB experience

    Asian Development Bank, 2012
    One in every four of the world’s people lives in fragile and conflicted settings. This handbook is an Asian-based attempt to encourage new thinking and mainstreaming of innovative engagement in fragile situations.The paper highlights that:
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    Sex and age matter - Improving humanitarian response in emergencies

    Feinstein International Center, USA, 2011
    To ensure that vulnerabilities, needs and access to life-saving services are best understood and responded to, humanitarian actors must collect information based on sex and age. When this data is lacking, it limits the effectiveness of humanitarian response in all phases of a crisis.
  • Organisation

    Belize Red Cross Society

    In the Caribbean, the national Red Cross societies are assisted by the International Federation Secretariat, with regional offices based in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republ
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    Assessing Progress on Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Development Processes

    Eldis Community, 2010
    This paper reviews the extent of convergence between disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) at a number of scales. It also examines what is at stake if the two agendas do not converge. The authors present updated evidence of where DRR and CCA are already converging and evaluate obstacles to further convergence.
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    Disaster Risk Reduction. A review of DRR work by DEC Member Agencies in response to the 2004 Tsunami

    Reliefweb, 2010
    This review report from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) examines whether its vision of a more long-lasting impact had been achieved in terms of strengthening the 2004 Tsunami-affected population’s resilience to future environmental shocks and disasters in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. Its purpose is to inform future disaster responses by identifying lessons learnt.