ALNAP Global Study on Consultation and Participation of Disaster-affected Populations
This collaborative research project was facilitated by ALNAP, in response to increasing concern regarding the lack of involvement of affected populations in the design, management and evaluation of relief programmes.
The Global Study aimed to increase understanding of the dynamics of consultation and participation through six country case studies encompassing a broad range of emergency types. Its overall objective was to improve downward accountability within the humanitarian system through the development of a ‘Practitioners’ Handbook’ for agencies and personnel working in different emergency contexts and stages.
Before this participation Study ALNAP commissioned a study of the experience of the DEC agencies and the 1998 famine in Sudan:
Participation by the Affected Population in Relief Operations: A Review of the Experience of DEC Agencies During the Response to the 1998 Famine in South Sudan Report' prepared for ALNAP
by Pierson Ntata, Chancellor College, University of Malawi
Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers