Humanitarian Response Index - DARA

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HRI 2011

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE INDEX

ADDRESSING THE GENDER CHALLENGE

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE INDEX 2011 ADDRESSING THE GENDER CHALLENGE

ABOUT DARA Founded in 2003, DARA is an independent organisation committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of aid for vulnerable populations suffering from conflict, disasters and climate change. DARA has recognised expertise in providing support in the field of humanitarian aid as well as climate change and disaster risk reduction management. We have conducted evaluations of humanitarian operations in over 40 countries across five continents for a variety of government, United Nations and European Union agencies, as well as other major international humanitarian organisations, such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement. DARA is registered as an independent, non-profit organisation in Spain, has 501 (c)(3) status in the United States and is recognised as an international organisation in Geneva, Switzerland.

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COVER Relief camp in Pakistan. UNHCR/S. Phelps Copyright 2011 by DARA All rights reserved. No reproduction, copy or transmission of this publication may be made without written permission. ISBN: 978-84-615-7626-5 Copies of this report and more information are available to download at www.daraint.org Graphic design: Mariano Sarmiento Comunicación Gráfica. Design collaborators: María Lasa and Ruth Otero. Printed in Advantia Comunicación Gráfica.

DARA is grateful to Mr. Diego Hidalgo for his continued support to the Humanitarian Response Index since 2007. The Humanitarian Response Index 2011 was made possible thanks to the generous support of:

HRI 2011

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE INDEX

ADDRESSING THE GENDER CHALLENGE

CONTENTS Foreword

007

By Michelle Bachelet Introduction

010

By Ross Mountain Acknowledgements

013

Taking gender concerns seriously

015

By Valerie Amos

1

DONOR ASSESSMENTS

3

FOCUS ON

Australia

065

Introduction

237

Austria

073

Belgium

078

Chad - Old remedies no longer effective

238

Canada

086

Colombia - Changes and expectations

248

Denmark

094 101

Democratic Republic of the Congo Leveraging donor support for long-term impact

256

Finland

109

Haiti - Building back better?

266

France

116

Germany

124

Kenya - Invest in prevention: A recipe for the future

280

Greece

132

Occupied Palestinian territories Few improvements, failing hopes

288

Ireland

137

Pakistan - Lessons from the floods

298

Italy

144

Somalia - A predictable crisis

308

Japan

151

Sudan - Much of the same, if not worse

320

Glossary

330

Who's who

335

European Commission

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE INDEX 2011

Progress and obstacles in applying good donor practices

2

022

Luxembourg

159

Research process

044

Netherlands

167

Addressing the Gender Challenge

050