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Rising from the Ashes

By Mary Anderson,Peter J Woodrow
ISBN: 9781853394393
Drawing on case histories of emergency relief programmes that have successfully promoted development, the book offers guidelines for fashioning assistance programmes designed to counter the effects of both natural and human-caused disasters.

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  • Synopsis
    Drawing on case histories of emergency relief programmes that have successfully promoted development, the book offers guidelines for fashioning assistance programmes designed to counter the effects of both natural and human-caused disasters. The authors argue that relief efforts must support and enhance existing capacities and they present an analytical framework for assessing the characteristics and needs of afflicted communities.
  • Table of Contents
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    Part I
    Lessons Learned and Guidelines for Program Design
    Introduction to Part I:
    Thinking Development in a World of Disasters
    1 A Framework for Analyzing Capacities and Vulnerabilities 9
    2 First Decisions in Programming
    The Decision to Intervene, 27
    North-Sou th Partnerships in Disaster Relief, 35
    3 The Context of Programming 39
    The Political Con text, e39
    The international Policy Context, 42
    Information Is Power or Who Needs to Know What? 44
    4 Dimensions of Programming
    The Myth of Speed, 49
    Scale of Program, 52
    Duration of Programming, 54
    5 People and Programming
    Project Participants, 61
    Women and Gender Considerations, 66
    The Uprooted: Refugees as a Special Case? 68
    6 Approaches to Programming
    Personnel (When a Northern NGO In terveiies), 75
    Expertise, 79
    Education and Training, 83
    7 Cooperation and Accountability in Programming
    Coordination with Other Agencies, 89
    Monitoring and Evaluation, 92
    8 Closing the Gap Between Principles, Policies, and Practice
    Part I1
    IRDP Case Histories
    Introduction to Part 11: Background and Development of
    IRDP Case Histories
    9 Wollo Rehabilitation and Disaster Prevention Projects:
    Wollo, Ethiopia
    10 Ethiopia Emergency Program:
    Yifat na Timugo, Ethiopia
    11 Proyecto Nueva Vida Armero:
    Armero, Colombia
    12 Cereal Banks in Burkiqa Faso:
    Food Security, Drought, and Development
    13 Kordofan Agroforestry Extension Project:
    Northern Kordofan, Sudan
    14 Earthquake Housing Reconstruction and
    Rural Development: Joyabaj, Quiche, Guatemala
    15 Local Resource Management Project:
    Santo Domingo, Albay, Bicol Region, Philippines
    16 Qala en Nahal Refugee Settlement Project:
    Eastern Sudan
    17 Nomad Program: T i Aicha, Mali
    18 Promotion of Health Care Among Khmer Refugees:
    Greenhill Site B, Surin, Thailand
    19 Northeast Thailand Project: Surin, Thailand
    Appendix A: Annotated List ofAdditiona1
    IRDP Case Histories
    Appendix B: Bibliography
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Mary Anderson,Peter J Woodrow
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 352
    Format Paperback / softback
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