The health and food context

Bakker, R. R., 14-Oct-2014, Humanitarian Crises, Intervention and Security: Framework for Evidence-Based Programming. Heyse, L., Zwitter, A., Wittek, R. & Herman, J. (eds.). Routledge, Taylor and Francis group, p. 99-114 15 p. Chapter 9. (Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding).

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This book presents a new framework of analysis to assess natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises, and the feasibility of interventions in these complex emergencies.

The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in such crises - such as in Haiti, Iraq and Sudan - and this volume aims to pioneer a theory-based, interdisciplinary framework that can assist students and practitioners in the field to acquire the skills and expertise necessary for evidence-based decision-making and programming in humanitarian action. It has four major objectives:
•To provide a tool for diagnosing and understanding complex emergencies, and build on the concepts of state security and human security to provide a ‘Snap-Shot Analysis’ of the status quo;
•To provide a tool for analysing the causes of crises as well as the related stakeholder field;
•To provide a frame to structure and analyse the information required to evaluate, monitor and/or design interventions for different actors on a project and/or programme level;
•To combine concepts used in the humanitarian field with underlying theory in a practically relevant way.

The book will be of much interest to students of humanitarian intervention, human security, peacebuilding, development studies, peace studies and IR in general.

Table of contents:

1. Introduction: The Need for Evidence-based Programming in Humanitarian Action, Liesbet Heyse, Andrej Zwitter, Rafael Wittek and Joost Herman
2. Existing frameworks for humanitarian crisis analysis, Liesbet Heyse
3. Context analysis and securitization, Andrej Zwitter and Joost Herman
4. From theory to analysis: H-AID methodology, Rafael Wittek and Andrej Zwitter 5. Conducting a Comprehensive Context Analysis (CCA), Andrej Zwitter
6. The political context, Chris K. Lamont
7. The economic context, Fleur S. Mulder and Bartjan J.W. Pennink
8. The social context, Cécile W.J. de Milliano and Barbara Boudewijnse
9. The health and food context, Rensia R. Bakker
10. The environmental context, Peter D.M. Weesie
11. From context analysis to intervention design, Liesbet Heyse
12. Stakeholder analysis: towards feasible interventions, Rafael Wittek
13. Monitoring, evaluation and learning in humanitarian organizations, Chamutal Afek-Eitam and Adriaan Ferf Conclusion, Liesbet Heyse, Andrej Zwitter, Rafael Wittek and Joost Herman
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHumanitarian Crises, Intervention and Security
Subtitle of host publicationFramework for Evidence-Based Programming
EditorsLiesbeth Heyse, Andrej Zwitter, Rafael Wittek, Joost Herman
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis group
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780203381533
ISBN (Print)9780415830393
Publication statusPublished - 14-Oct-2014

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding
PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis Group


  • Politics and Social Sciences, Health Security

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