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Accountability to Affected Populations in Urban Crises: Who Cares?

Alan Brouder

Working paper, 24 pages

This paper by Alan Brouder of Habitat for Humanity GB argues that accountability to affected populations has become an established principle of humanitarian action in recent years, but that it has not yet been sufficiently embedded in the culture and practice of the humanitarian system to make a meaningful impact on the manner in which the humanitarian programme cycle is managed. The paper proposes some key reasons why so little progress has been made by the humanitarian sector in meeting its accountability commitments to affected people, and calls for renewed efforts and improved leadership to meet these commitments.

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  • IIED code: G04278
  • Published: Dec 2017 - Urban Crises Learning Partnership (UCLP)
  • Theme: Urban
  • 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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