The media are quick to criticise humanitarian organisations as inefficient and expensive, writes Corinna Frey (Cambridge Judge Business School), in The Conversation, but we should remember the extremely challenging work they do.
As new estimates of death toll for health workers are published, experts say the deliberate and systematic attacks on the healthcare infrastructure in Syria – primarily by government forces – expose shortcomings in international responses to health needs in conflict.
Pauline Rose (Faculty of Education) discusses the importance of recognising education as part of a humanitarian response.
The lack of an evidence base in the donor-funded response to Syrian migrant crisis means funds may be allocated to ineffective interventions, say researchers, who call on funders and policymakers in London for this week’s Syrian Donor Conference to insist on evaluation as a condition of aid.
We live in an unequal world: each year billions of dollars are directed at reducing some of the gaps between rich and poor, and bringing basic healthcare and education to those without these life-enhancing resources. But at grassroots level international aid often fails to make a real difference. Where are we going wrong?
A book by Cambridge University geographer Dr Emma Mawdsley provides a major analysis of the ways in which the ‘rising powers’ of the BRICS and others are changing the development landscape.