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The Handbook on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction

International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, UN Development Programme, (2015)

The Handbook on Law and Disaster Risk Reduction (the Handbook) has been developed to provide guidance on how to use the Checklist and conduct related legislative reviews and reform processes. While the methodology for using the Checklist needs to be tailored to each country’s context and respective needs, the Handbook is intended to provide general guidance on key steps to consider.

An Introduction to Coordinated Needs Assessment

Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva; ACAPS, (2014)

Global Humanitarian Overview 2016

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (2015)

The outlook for 2016 is grim. Millions of civilians, uprooted from their homes by violent and prolonged con ict, will remain in desperate need of protection and humanitarian assistance. About 60 million people are displaced around the world, and more than a quarter of these displacements are due to the con icts in Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. Con ict has scarred people’s lives, robbed them of dignity, and shattered economies, livelihoods and vital infrastruc- ture, including health facilities and schools. Humanitarian partners require $20.1 billion to meet the needs of over 87.6 million people in 37 countries around the world. Please download the Arabic and French Summary from the Website

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2015

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (2015)

The 2015 edition of the World Humanitarian Data and Trends report provides a comprehensive picture of the global humanitarian landscape, highlighting major trends, challenges and opportunities

Measuring Resilience: Lessons learned from measuring resilience in Oxfam’s large-N Effectiveness Reviews

Oxfam, (2015)

Resilience has rapidly become one of the most prominent objectives for the development sector, so ascertaining how best to measure it is an essential task for practioners working in monitoring and evaluation. In this discussion paper, the main insights emerging from the series of large-N Effectiveness Reviews, a set of quantitative studies that aim to evaluate impact and generate learning from a random sample of Oxfam’s projects are outlined. It is also considered how this measurement approach may adapt as ideas about resilience change both within Oxfam and in the development sector at large

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