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DEPP Evaluation Summative Phase Report

This report provides the summative results from the three-year external impact evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The DEPP was a £40 million programme funded by the Department for...

Jan 2019
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  • DEPP Evaluation Summative Phase Report Annexes

    This report provides the summative results from the three-year external impact evaluation of the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) conducted by a team at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). The DEPP was a £40 million programme funded by the Department for...

    Jan 2019
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  • Natural Hazards Governance in South Asia

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    South Asia is faced with a range of natural hazards, including floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, and...

    Jan 2019
    Institutional trust and misinformation in the response to the 2018–19 Ebola outbreak in North Kivu, DR Congo: a population-based survey

    The current outbreak of Ebola in eastern DR Congo, beginning in 2018, emerged in a complex and violent political and security environment. Community-level prevention and outbreak control measures appear to be dependent on public trust in relevant authorities and information, but little...

    Mar 2019
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  • Revisiting the Sphere standards: comparing the revised Sphere standards to living standards in three urban informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

    Humanitarian actors have long used the Sphere Handbook and its minimum standards to guide operational practice. The new revision attempts to update these standards partly to address urban crises that have challenged the humanitarian system. Yet, these indicators have never been based on a...

    Mar 2019
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  • Realities and Myths of the “Triple Nexus”: Local Perspectives on Peacebuilding, Development, and Humanitarian Action in Mali

    Despite decades of development programming for a country once upheld as a “model democracy” in Africa, Mali remains a country destabilized by extreme poverty; escalating violence and instability; and diminishing prospects for Malians’ futures in education, livelihoods, and stability. Even in...

    Jun 2019
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  • Perceptions of Vulnerability, Preparedness, Assistance, and Barriers: Regional Infographics, the Philippines

    This report provides a regional breakdown of household perceptions and self-reported activities on several key questions related to disaster preparedness and recovery in the Philippines. These are: who and what is vulnerable? What preparedness activities have households undertaken? What...

    Jul 2019
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  • Displacement & Destruction: Analysis of Idlib, Syria 2017-2020

    As the Syrian civil war enters its tenth year on  March 15, the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology conducted satellite imagery analysis to capture the rapid expansion of displaced people’s camps and the widespread impact of aerial bombardment in Idlib, Syria. This work was...

    Mar 2020
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  • Harvard Humanitarian Initiative 2018-2019 Annual Report

    This Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Annual Report covers the 2018-2019 period of activities. Within it readers can find an overview of HHI's humanitarian research & efforts, including HHI's role at Harvard University and finances for the time period.

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    Apr 2020
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  • Household Disaster Resilience Assessment, Bagerhat District, Bangladesh May 2020
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  • Bangladesh Network Analysis Report May 2020
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  • Case Study: Academic/NGO Collaboration to Understand Climate Change and Disaster Resilience Implementation in Bagerhat District, Bangladesh May 2020
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  • English Version: "Never Forget: Views on Peace and Justice Within Conflict-Affected Communities in Northern Iraq"

    This survey offers a snapshot of the perceptions and attitudes about peace and justice within communities affected by the conflict with the Islamic State (IS). It is based on 5,213 interviews conducted in 2019 among a representative sample of internally displaced persons in northern Iraq...

    Jun 2020
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  • الترجمة العربية (Arabic Version): "Never Forget: Views on Peace and Justice Within Conflict-Affected Communities in Northern Iraq"

    This survey offers a snapshot of the perceptions and attitudes about peace and justice within communities affected by the conflict with the Islamic State (IS). It is based on 5,213 interviews conducted in 2019 among a representative sample of internally displaced persons in northern Iraq...

    Jun 2020
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