Options for Aid in Conflict: Lessons from Field Experience

May 2000 | Mary B. Anderson

Suggested Citation: Anderson, Mary B. Options for Aid in Conflict: Lessons from Field Experience. Cambridge, MA: CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, 2000.

How can field staff generate programing options that prevent its program from feeding into conflict?

This is a lessons-learned Manual, written by and for aid workers in conflict areas. Drawing on field experience, it is helps the field staff of international aid agencies to understand their working contexts better and to develop programming approaches that support peace rather than war.

Table of Contents

  • SECTION I: The Framework for Understanding How Aid and Conflict Interact
  • SECTION II: Decisions about who Should Receive Aid
  • SECTION III:  Decisions about Staffing of Field Programs
  • SECTION IV:  Decisions about Local Partners
  • SECTION V:  Decisions about What to Provide
  • SECTION VI:  Decisions about How to Provide Aid
  • SECTION VII:  Decisions about Working with Local Authorities
  • SECTION VIII: Lessons Learned about How to Use and Disseminate the Approaches of Do No Harm
  • SECTION IX: Impact Assessments of Do No Harm
  • SECTION X: Conclusion

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