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Rising from the Ashes: Development Strategies in Times of Disaster

by Mary B Anderson and PJ Woodrow Intermediate Technology Publications
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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

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

Mary B. Anderson is President of the Collaborative for Development Action, Inc., a small consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. An economist, Mary Anderson has specialized in: rural development strategies that build on local capacities; gender analysis in development programming; the relationships between emergency relief assistance and long-term development; and educational policies as these affect access to primary education in developing countries. Peter Woodrow is Project Co-Director of the Collaborative for Development Action, Inc.