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Urban area-based approaches (ABAs) in post-disaster contexts

David Sanderson, Pamela Sitko

Book/Report, 32 pages

Area-based approaches (ABAs) have gained traction in recent years among humanitarian aid agencies seeking to provide better responses in urban areas following a naturallytriggered disaster. This is in response to existing approaches that have struggled with the complexity of urban programming.

This guidance note presents ten principles for enacting post-disaster urban ABAs. The principles are organised according to the project management cycle (assessment and design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation) and are intended for use by humanitarian aid agencies. They are drawn from humanitarian action, and also good practice from developmental approaches that address chronic urban poverty.

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  • IIED code: 10825IIED
  • Published: Jun 2017 - IIED
  • Theme: Urban
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-477-4
  • Language: English

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Urban areas are increasingly the sites of humanitarian crises, from natural disasters to conflict and displacement. Through a programme of research, documenting and learning from experience and development of tools and approaches, IIED is working to build the knowledge and capacity to respond of humanitarian actors working in urban areas, and of urban actors facing humanitarian crises.

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Urban Crises Learning Fund