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  • Preface 

    Maxwell, Simon; Buchanan?Smith, Margaret (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
  • Linking Relief and Development: An Introduction and Overview 

    Buchanan?Smith, Margaret; Maxwell, Simon (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary The article explores why the idea of ‘linking relief and development’ has become popular, but also why implementation is slow. It reviews frameworks of analysis, and identifies (a) development interventions that ...
  • Conceptual Frameworks for Linking Relief and Development 

    Longhurst, Richard (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary Linking relief and development is an intensely practical and political matter. A conceptual framework is essential for assessing the causes of the crisis and deciding what to do. But there are many different ...
  • Relief, Rehabilitation and Development: Are the Distinctions Useful? 

    Seaman, John (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary Although there is currently much interest in the ‘Relief?Development Continuum’ this has no generally accepted definition or practical meaning. It is suggested that the phrase can have meaning only from a defined ...
  • The Impact of Drought on Sub?Saharan African Economies 

    Benson, Charlotte; Clay, Edward (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary Drought shocks can have potentially large, but highly differentiated economy?wide impacts, depending on the structure and resource endowments of an economy. Counter?intuitively, drought shocks have the greatest ...
  • Complex Emergencies and the Crisis of Developmentalism 

    Duffield, Mark (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary This article takes complex emergencies and the humanitarian response to them as its point of reference. It provides a critique of relief, development and the linking debate. Rather than being autonomous, relief ...
  • Public Institutions, People, and Famine Mitigation 

    Davies, Susanna (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary Taking the specific example of famine induced by the shock of drought, this article explores institutional barriers to linking relief and development within a four stage framework of preparedness, mitigation, ...
  • Linking Relief and Development: An Ethiopian Case Study 

    Maxwell, Simon; Lirenso, Alemayehu (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary The idea of linking relief and development (LRD) is immediately attractive in Ethiopia, where 27 million people, 55 per cent of the population, are food insecure, and where the cost of relief has exceeded the ...
  • Linking Relief and Development: A Case Study of Botswana 

    Buchanan?Smith, Margaret; Tlogelang, Gabolekwe (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary During the prolonged drought in Botswana in the 1980s, the government launched a large?scale drought relief programme (DRP). It successfully prevented famine, but its performance in terms of linking relief and ...
  • Linking Relief and Development in Zambia 

    Eele, Graham; Luhila, Freda (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary The 1992 drought in Zambia occurred at a time of rapid political and economic change. Its impact was exacerbated by widespread poverty and past policy distortions. The response was rapid and largely successful. A ...
  • From Survival to Livelihood in Mozambique 

    Green, Reginald Herbold; Mavie, Maria (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary Rehabilitation is an unserviced limbo in development. The paper provides a programme checklist, reviews the obstacles to rehabilitation and proposes an approach of ‘iterative flexibility’. In Mozambique, over half ...
  • Linking Relief with Development in Southern Africa: A SADC Perspective on the 1991/92 Drought Emergency 

    Mugwara, Reginald (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary Unprecedented drought in 1991/92 affected over 2 million square miles in the SADC region, put 18 million people at risk and entailed costs of $US 2.6 billion, equivalent to 12 per cent of the region's GDP. SADC ...
  • The World Food Programme's Response to the Challenge of Linking Relief and Development 

    Herbinger, Wolfgang (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary The World Food Programme is committed to linking relief and development in three ways: integrating disaster mitigation elements into development projects; developing capacity?building elements into relief operations; ...
  • The Roles Of DHA And UNDP in Linking Relief and Development 

    Askwith, Michael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary In an attempt to rationalize the UN system's capacity to respond rapidly and effectively to emergencies, the Department of Humanitarian Affairs was established in 1992. At the country level, the DHA is in most ...
  • ODA'S Approach to Linking Relief and Development 

    Holden, Pat (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary The UK Overseas Development Administration is currently grappling with the issue of how to operationalize the links between humanitarian aid and development within the aid programme. The ODA's Emergency Aid ...
  • Linking Relief and Development: The Perspective of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies 

    Walker, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1994)
    Summary The Federation has seen a massive growth in the past few years in its disaster response activities. Many response operations are now becoming permanent welfare support programmes which pose severe problems of ...