Geoff Loane, Céline Moyroud (eds.)

Tracing Unintended Consequences of Humanitarian Assistance

The Case of Sudan Field Study and Recommendations for the European Community Humanitarian Office SWP-Conflict Prevention Network (SWP-CPN)

Baden-Baden Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, December 2000, 91 Pages ISBN 3-7890-7233-8 [AMP, Bd. 60]

Based on the case of Sudan, where a field research assessed and recorded evidence, this volume provides an empirical analysis of the wider impact of humanitarian assistance and elaborates specific policy recommendations to ECHO.

 

This is the second volume of a series on the wider impact of humanitarian assistance, which attempts to make an assessment of possible negative or unintended consequences of emergency operations, as this has become a field of growing concern to aid practitioners, agencies, donors, and in particular ECHO, the European Community’s Humanitarian Aid Office.

 

The first part of the volume provides an empirical analysis of the above problem, based on the case of Sudan, where a field research assessed and recorded evidence of the wider impact of humanitarian assistance. In elaborating specific policy recommendations to ECHO, the second part invites the wider international and humanitarian community, of which it is part, to rethink the approach to assistance.

 

The contributions were written by experts and practitioners with first-hand experience of Sudan and humanitarian assistance in general.

 

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