References and further reading
People-centred humanitarian response
Human Accountability Partnership (HAP) International (forthcoming), Standard in Accountability and Quality Management. Geneva. www.hapinternational.org/pool/files/2010-hap-standard-in-accountability.pdf
Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) (2007), IASC Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings. Geneva.
Coordination and collaboration
Global Humanitarian Platform (2007), Global Humanitarian Principles of Partnership. A Statement of Commitment Endorsed by the Global Humanitarian Platform. Geneva. www.globalhumanitarianplatform.org/pop.html
IASC (2008), Guidance Note on using the Cluster Approach to Strengthen Humanitarian Response. Geneva.
IASC, Global Cluster Approach: http://oneresponse.info/GlobalClusters/Pages/default.aspx
IASC and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) (2008), Civil-Military Guidelines and Reference for Complex Emergencies. New York. UN-CMCoord/publications">http://www.unocha.org/what-we-do/coordination-tools/UN-CMCoord/publications
IASC (2003), Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) Guidance Notes for Country Level. Geneva.
IASC (forthcoming), Needs Assessment Task Force (NATF) Operational Guidance for Needs Assessments.
Ushahidi mobile phone-based information gathering and sharing: www.ushahidi.com
Design and response
Conflict Sensitivity Consortium: www.conflictsensitivity.org/
Early Recovery Tools and Guidance: http://oneresponse.info/GlobalClusters/Early%20Recovery/Pages/Tools%20and%20Guidance.aspx
IASC (2006), Women, Girls, Boys and Men: Different Needs – Equal Opportunities (The Gender Handbook in Humanitarian Action). Geneva. http://oneresponse.info/crosscutting/gender/Pages/Gender.aspx
Provention Consortium (2007), Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Guidance Note 9. Geneva. www.proventionconsortium.org/themes/default/pdfs/tools_for_mainstreaming_GN9.pdf
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) (2005), Hyogo Framework for Action 2005–2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. Geneva. www.unisdr.org/we/inform/publications/1037
Performance, transparency and learning
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) (2009), 8th Review of Humanitarian Action. Overseas Development Institute (ODI). London. www.alnap.org/ourwork/rha/8.aspx
Collaborative Learning Projects (2007), The Listening Project (LISTEN). Cambridge, Mass.
Groupe URD (2009), Quality Compas.www.compasqualite.org/en/index/index.php
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (1999), Guidance for Evaluation of Humanitarian Assistance in Complex Emergencies. Paris. www.oecd.org/dac
Aid worker performance
People In Aid (2003), The People In Aid Code of Good Practice in the Management and Support of Aid Personnel. London. http://peopleinaid.org
Assessment and response
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and World Food Programme (WFP) (2008), Joint Assessment Mission Guidelines. 2nd Edition. Rome. www.unhcr.org/45f81d2f2.html
Action for the rights of children (ARC) (2009), http://cms.stc-resources.org/arc/using/index.html
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and The Sphere Project (2009), Integrating Quality Education within Emergency Response for Humanitarian Accountability: The Sphere–INEE Companionship. Geneva.
Disability Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children (2008), Disabilities among Refugees and Conflict-affected Populations: A Resource Kit for Fieldworkers. New York.
Handicap International, Disability Checklist for Emergency Response.
Environment Joint United Nations Environment Programme and OCHA Environment Unit: www.unep.org/Documents.multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=307&ArticleID=3891&l=en
Kelly, C (2005), Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment in Disasters. Benfield Hazard Research Centre, University College London and CARE International. London.
UNHCR and CARE International (2005), Framework for Assessing, Monitoring and Evaluating the Environment in Refugee-related Operations: Toolkit for practitioners and managers to help assess, monitor and evaluate environmental circumstances, using mainly participatory approaches. Geneva. www.unhcr.org/4a97d1039.html
HIV/AIDSIASC (2010), Guidelines for Addressing HIV in Humanitarian Settings. Geneva. www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/pageloader.aspx?page=content-products-products&sel=9
Older peopleIASC (2008), Humanitarian Action and Older Persons – an essential brief for humanitarian actors. Geneva. www.humanitarianinfo.org/iasc/pageloader.aspx?page=content-products-common&tempid=94
HelpAge International: www.helpage.org
ODI (2005), Network paper 53: Assisting and protecting older people in emergencies. London. www.odi.org.uk/resources/details.asp?id=357&title=protecting-assisting-older-people-emergencies
Performance, monitoring and evaluation
ALNAP Annual Review (2003), Humanitarian Action: Improving Monitoring to Enhance Accountability and Learning. London. www.alnap.org
ALNAP (2009), Real Time Evaluations of Humanitarian Action (Pilot Version). London. www.alnap.org
Catley, A. et al. (2008), Participatory Impact Assessment. Feinstein International Center, Tufts University. http://sites.tufts.edu/feinstein/2008/participatory-impact-assessment
Groupe URD (2009), Quality COMPAS Companion Book. www.compasqualite.org/en/index/index.php
Further information on evaluation (including training modules) and approaches to learning can be found on ALNAP: www.alnap.org
TargetingInternational Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2003), World Disasters Report 2003 – Chapter 1: Humanitarian ethics in disaster and war. www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/disasters/WDR/43800-WDR2003_En.pdf
UNISDR (2001), Countering Disasters, Targeting Vulnerability. Geneva. www.unisdr.org/eng/public_aware/world_camp/2001/pdf/Kit_1_Countering_Disasters_Targeting_Vulnerability.pdf