When Britain’s Secretary of International Development Justine Greening visited the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan last September she tweeted that she was looking at how British aid is helping the 80,000 refugees there.
Keystone spends most of its time helping organizations understand what people think of them: gathering perceptual data and using it to improve performance.
The omnibus appropriations bill approved by the US Senate on January 16 – and expected to be signed into law this week by President Barack Obama – is likely to fast forward years of effort to make aid more responsive to people affected by humanitarian crises.
Tim to the Rescue is one of my favorite children’s books. Written and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, it tells of the courage and determination of its hero as he battles the odds on the salty main.
It is inconceivable today that a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan could hit without a rush to deploy specialist accountability staff and the issuance of guidance about how to include beneficiaries in the way the relief program is designed.