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First Full State of the Humanitarian System Report Released by ALNAP
Published on 17 July 2012
In London, UK on Wednesday July 4, ALNAP (the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in humanitarian action) launched the first ever State of the Humanitarian System report. This major new document represents “an ambitious snapshot of the entire humanitarian system” and follows on from the pilot study released in 2010.
The report aims to define and profile the humanitarian sector and its actors in order to assess its performance in responding to crises and emergencies in the period 2009-10. Its conclusions derive from a large number of interviews conducted with humanitarian professionals from NGOs, donors, governments and many other actors as well as a small survey of aid beneficiaries in Uganda, Haiti, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project is mentioned a number of times in the report, especially in reference to the work that ECB agencies have undertaken on Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) in partnership with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS).
The full State of the Humanitarian System report is now available to download on the ALNAP website and is supported by additional video and audio content including footage taken at the London launch event and a downloadable podcast.
The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), with support from ECB agencies and other stakeholders, under the overall coordination of the Humanitarian Country Task Team (HCTT), is in the process of organizing a joint needs assessment (JNA) in Bangladesh. The JNA will take place in the three affected districts of Patuakhali, Barguna and Bhola, following the impact of cyclone Mahasen. Read more
16 May 2013: Government, donors and humanitarian community prepare for joint needs assessment after Cyclone Mahasen
Arout 50 representatives from the donor community and International Non-Governmental Organizations in Bangladesh have held a meeting at the Save the Children office to decide on a response plan for when Cyclone Mahasen makes landfall. Read more
15 May 2013: Humanitarian agencies prepare for cyclone Mahasen
ECB Project Agencies and ACAPS representatives are preparing for cyclone Mahasen which according to reports from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department is anticipated will make landfall around the Chittagong area on Thursday 16th May. Read more
The Good Enough Guide to Assessments (GEGA) is being designed by the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), using the ‘good enough’ approach, to produce a simple, practical handbook on needs assessments. As part of the GEGA review process, three ECB Project consortia successfully held consultation workshops to provide feedback on the guide. Read more