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Humanitarian response in conflict: Lessons from South Central Somalia

"When will we ever learn, or rather, why do we never learn?." Humanitarian Practice Network at the Overseas Development Institute has published a special feature on the crisis in the Horn of Africa. Riccardo Polastro, Head of DARA’s Evaluation department [...] Read more...

DARA in the Skoll World Forum

DARA participated in the  Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship March 28th to 30th in Oxford. Philip Tamminga, Head of DARA’s Humanitarian Response Index, explored how government donors and the humanitarian sector can learn from and engage with social [...] Read more...

Humanitarian Response Index 2011 Briefing, London

Philip Tamminga, Head of DARA’s Humanitarian Response Index, presented the findings from the HRI 2011 report at an event hosted by the Humanitarian Policy Group of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) on Monday, March 27th at the ODI Office in London. [...] Read more...

New Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report on disaster risk reduction

A new report by Global Humanitarian Assistance  on disaster risk reduction spending confirms the Humanitarian Response Index 2011 findings, launched this month in Geneva. At DARA, we continue to urge governments to reconsider their aid programmes to address [...] Read more...

RRI West Africa and the FOREWARN Initiative launched

The Steering Committee of the FOREWARN Initiative was launched at the ECOWAS Secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria on 6 December 2011. The Forewarn initiative is focused on enhancing regional capacities in anticipation, adaptation, collaboration, innovation and strategic [...] Read more...

RRI Central America: providing data to the GAR11 (UNISDR)

Data from the Risk Reduction Index in Central America has been included in the second edition of the UNISDR’s 2011 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction -Revealing Risk, Redefining Development. The GAR contributes to achieving the Hyogo Framework [...] Read more...

Consultancy Position: Country Focal Point for the implementation of the Risk Reduction Index in West Africa

Now closed: DARA is seeking to recruit a motivated and committed person to fill the consultancy role of Country Focal Point for the implementation of research activities in Gambia, Guinea, and Niger. Read more...

Thematic Review and Capacity Assessment of Save the Children Denmark for DANIDA – New Report

Nordic Consulting Group has published the report of the thematic review and capacity assessment of Save the Children Denmark (SCD) for Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The review, in which DARA participated, analysed and assessed the organisation’ [...] Read more...

State of the Humanitarian System Report: your input requested

The surveys are targeted at: international aid practitioners; national and regional organisations; host government representatives; and recipients of aid. Read more...

OCFA hosts workshop on humanitarian evaluation

Abu Dhabi, 14 December 2011: The UAE Office for the Coordination of Foreign Aid (OCFA) hosted a one-day workshop today in Abu Dhabi for the UAE’s humanitarian donor community on the principles and practices of evaluating humanitarian programs. The workshop was [...] Read more...