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Dare to prepare: taking risk seriously

Dare to prepare: taking risk seriously | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
In order to be prepared to deal effectively with disasters or crises, preparedness measures need to be put in place before a crisis occurs.

 

The report’s key messages are:

Financing for emergency preparedness is largely nonexistent. Where it does exist, it is complicated, fragmented and piecemeal, especially the international contribution, with an array of separate institutions, mechanisms and approaches determining which parts of the ‘emergency preparedness continuum’ are funded, and in what ways. Financing across the continuum needs to be coordinated.Findings support further investment in emergency preparedness activities, as the benefits far outweigh the costs in terms of reduced caseloads, unit costs of response and disaster losses.Incremental changes to current mechanisms will leave gaps. This report recommends that while there are advantages to enhancing existing financing mechanisms, simply bolstering the existing system is not sufficient, and at the very least a global solution must be considered.

 

  

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Putting resilience thinking into practice: lessons from World Vision

'Building resilience is about helping communities live with uncertainty. It means that investments to help communities deal with external shocks – whether before or after the event – are durable.
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How to build resilience in the Sahel

How to build resilience in the Sahel | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
David Gressly: Helping people to survive drought requires a long-term commitment from governments, donors, institutions and NGOs
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How do you measure the difficult stuff (empowerment, resilience) and whether any change is attributable to your role?

How do you measure the difficult stuff (empowerment, resilience) and whether any change is attributable to your role? | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

In one of his grumpier moments, Owen Barder recently branded me as ‘anti-data’, which (if you think about it for a minute) would be a bit weird foranyone working in the development sector. The real issue is of course, what kind of data tell you useful things about different kinds of programme, and how you collect them. If people equate ‘data’ solely with ‘numbers’, then I think we have a problem.


Via Learning for Development (L4D)
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Resilience, Risk and Vulnerability at Sida

Resilience, Risk and Vulnerability at Sida | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it

This report reviews the interventions of the  Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) that have  strong implications for increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability  to natural disasters, and it aims at improving the understanding of how  Sida has worked with these issues so far and how the work can be  further strengthened. The report combines findings from a mapping phase  with more in-depth analysis of resilience initiatives related to climate  change adaptation, agriculture and water hazards.

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USAID Integrates Humanitarian, Development Aid for Resilience

USAID Integrates Humanitarian, Development Aid for Resilience | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
USAID has changed its approach to helping communities experiencing recurrent crises by integrating its humanitarian assistance with development aid, the agency says.
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