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    A ripple in development?: long term perspectives on the response to the Indian Ocean tsunami 2004

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2009
    This evaluation explores how to turn the ripple of the global response to 2004 tsunami into a developmental wave greater than that of the tsunami. The evaluation covers five sets of issues: the roles of the states and civil society, livelihoods and poverty, social relations, disaster risk mitigation, and capacity building. Some notable findings of the evaluation are:
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    The role of the affected state in humanitarian action: A case study on India

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009
    India is one of the largest and most vulnerable countries, in terms of exposure to natural hazards including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis or droughts. Reported direct losses from natural catastrophes more than quadrupled from 1981-1995, reaching $13.4bn, as compared to the losses registered during the previous 15 years ($2.9bn). This alarming trend is accelerating. 
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    World Disasters Report 2009 - focus on early warning, early action

    International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2009
    This report focuses on two key aspects of disaster risk reduction: early warning and early action. The author states that the decline in injuries, loss of livelihoods and deaths from disasters over the past 30 years is, in part, due to the establishment and improvement of early warning systems.
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    Real-time evaluations of humanitarian action

    Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action, 2009
    Real-time evaluations (RTE) is one of the most demanding types of evaluation practice. It requires wide range of skills from evaluators but also a tightly focused professional approach in order to meet the demands of an RTE.
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    Resource manual on flash flood risk management module 2: non-structural measures

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2008
    Frequent flash floods in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region pose a severe threat to life, livelihoods and infrastructure, both within the mountains and downstream. They tend to carry with them much higher amounts of debris which can cause damage to hydropower stations, roads, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure.
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    Resource manual on flash flood risk management module 1: community-based management

    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2008
    Frequent flash floods in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region pose a severe threat to life, livelihoods and infrastructure, both within the mountains and downstream. Vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities, the poor, women and children, are the worst hit. This manual aims to help communities build their capacity to manage flash floods and other disaster risks themselves.
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    IRIN PlusNews

    PlusNews is the global online HIV and AIDS news service of the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN).
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    A clash of principles? Humanitarian action and the search for stability in Pakistan

    Humanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009
    This paper analyses how humanitarian action can be effected in the midst of Pakistan’s military offensive against Taliban insurgents in the west of the country - which has generated a population exodus on a scale unmatched since the founding of the state in 1947.
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    Disaster risk reduction: a gender and livelihood perspective

    InfoResources, 2009
    This paper highlights gender as a very important factor in determining vulnerability in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The degree of vulnerability to disaster is determined by social variables like gender, age, health status, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic status and understanding these is necessary to identify the underlying causes of disasters and thus try to prevent them.
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    Personnel management in Iraq

    People in Aid, 2008
    This briefing paper highlights lessons learned about how humanitarian operations in Iraq have cultivated stable, effective and contented staff in a difficult programming environment.

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