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The Humanitarian Response Index 2009

Whose Crisis? Clarifying Donor Priorities

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-vii
  2. The Humanitarian Response Index 2009

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-3
    2. Silvia Hidalgo, Philip Tamminga
      Pages 4-29
    3. DARA (Development Assistance Research Associates)
      Pages 30-55
  3. Perspectives from Leading Practitioners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 56-57
    2. Frederick Barton, John Ratcliffe
      Pages 58-67
    3. Elizabeth Ferris
      Pages 68-77
    4. Bekele Geleta
      Pages 78-87
    5. Raymond C Offenheiser
      Pages 88-95
  4. Crisis Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 96-97
    2. DARA (Development Assistance Research Associates)
      Pages 98-99
    3. Riccardo Polastro
      Pages 100-109
    4. John Cosgrave
      Pages 110-117
    5. Fernando Espada
      Pages 118-127
    6. Gilles Gasser, Dennis Dijkzeul
      Pages 128-137
    7. Ricardo Solé-Arqués
      Pages 138-147
    8. Marta Marañón, Marybeth Redheffer
      Pages 148-157
    9. Gilles Gasser
      Pages 158-167
    10. John Cosgrave
      Pages 168-177
    11. Ricardo Solé-Arqués
      Pages 178-187

About this book


Over 350 million people are affected each year by disaster and conflict. The international community is often unable to respond effectively to these crises. This report provides an independent examination of donor performance with the aim of improving the effectiveness of aid, and promoting greater accountability of donors.


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About the authors

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (DARA) is an independent non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of development aid and humanitarian action through evaluation. DARA's mission includes optimising the impact of the efforts against poverty and promoting the beneficiaries' participation and empowerment, through the presentation of alternatives that combine the interests of all partners involved in the processes in which DARA intervenes. Silvia Hidalgo is the Director of DARA.

Bibliographic information


'The HRI is an enormously innovative tool for preparing for a world of greater humanitarian shock and urgent need. We need to put humanitarian response on a greatly scaled-up basis. The HRI will bring us much closer to this goal. The well-being and even survival of millions are at stake.' - Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University