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The HRI 2009 report reveals gaps in the effectiveness of humanitarian aid as economic crisis bites

Almost half of the world’s main donor governments are not doing enough to ensure that public funding for humanitarian assistance is reaching those most in need, when they need it most, according to DARA’s 2009 Humanitarian Response Index (HRI), launched in Washington DC on 10 November. Read more...

HRI praised at the CGI 2009 for contribution to better humanitarian donorship

DARA’s Humanitarian Response Index was featured in a session of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York as one of four outstanding commitments from previous years. Read more...

HRI 2009 on the road to Washington

As part of research for the 2009 edition of the Humanitarian Response Index, DARA field teams have visited a total of 13 crises countries across four continents. Interviews have been conducted with over 450 field representatives of humanitarian organisations [...] Read more...

Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance to Saharawis

Evaluation of DG ECHO's Actions in the Saharawi Refugee Camps The results of DARA's recent evaluation indicate that, after more than thirty years, basic needs have yet to be met in the Saharawi Refugee camps. The organisation was selected this year by the [...] Read more...

Review of Risk Reduction Index

Leading experts from global and regional organisations gathered in Costa Rica in May to evaluate progress in the development of DARA’s new Risk Factor Index. The meeting conducted one of the first systematic examinations of the underlying risk factors in [...] Read more...

Turning Relief into Recovery

Who Helps Who and Who Decides The governments of disaster prone countries should do more to define their own priorities and not let the foreign aid system do it for them. This is just one of the findings of a new study co-authored by DARA that examines the long [...] Read more...

DARA evaluation of WFP Country Programme in Mozambique

Mid term Evaluation of the WFP Country Programme in Mozambique DARA's evaluation of the WFP Country Programme in Mozambique has found that the school feeding programme has been effective in terms of access to and retention in education. However, although it accelerates [...] Read more...