'Humanitarian action in disaster and conflict settings'
'Humanitarian action in disaster and conflict settings: Insights of an expert panel' is a new publication by Roanne van Voorst and Dorothea Hilhorst which helps scholars and practitiones to understand better the complexity and perverse outcomes that characterize the engagement of the international aid sector with local political realities in conflict settings.
The report records the insights that were drawn from two rounds of an expert panel, in which 30 key humanitarian actors with great experience in the field participated.
The goal of the expert panel was to establish an informed, evidence-based study about some of the most pressing challenges that are currently hampering the effectiveness of aid, as well as to collect observations of highly experienced practitioners on trends and recent experiences in the field.
In particular, emphasis was placed on ‘best practices’ and success factors for aid projects in different conflict settings, new actors and coalitions in the aid industry, and insights on the usefulness of new technologies and other promising dynamics.