Frontline Diplomacy: Humanitarian Aid and Conflict in Africa

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  • ISBN-13: 9781555876968
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 165
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms
Map of Africa
1 The Context of Aid in Complex Emergencies: The Seven Deadly Sins 1
Sin 1: The Numbers Game 3
Sin 2: High-Stakes Fund-raising 4
Sin 3: The Law of the Tool 7
Sin 4: Humanitarian Aid as a Cover 8
Sin 5: The Primacy of Humanitarian Access 9
Sin 6: Exploiting Competition 12
Sin 7: Lack of Accountability and Professionalism 13
2 Good Intentions on the Road to Hell 17
Aid as an Instrument of War 18
Aid's Integration into Conflict Dynamics 25
Aid Exacerbates the Causes of War 27
3 Providing Aid Without Sustaining Conflict, Part One: Principles and Codes of Conduct 37
Rethinking Neutrality 38
Building Internal Accountability 42
Operationalizing Principles 44
Case Examples 47
4 Providing Aid Without Sustaining Conflict, Part Two: Ten Commandments 53
Commandment 1: Deepen Analysis in Planning and Diversity Information Sources 53
Commandment 2: Assess Needs Properly and Independently 58
Commandment 3: Study Options for Modalities of Access 63
Commandment 4: Be Astute and Flexible in the Types of Aid Provided 72
Commandment 5: Study Impacts of Targeting and Distribution Methods 77
Commandment 6: Standardize Costs and Minimize Extortion and Hyperinflation 82
Commandment 7: Commit to Independent Monitoring and Evaluation 83
Commandment 8: Integrate Human Rights Monitoring, Advocacy, and Capacity-Building Objectives 85
Commandment 9: Coordinate at All Levels 89
Commandment 10: Prioritize Engagement and Capacity Building 92
5 Humanitarian Aid, Conflict Prevention, and Peace Building 111
Forging Intercommunal and Economic Links 114
Preventing Conflict and Building Peace 121
Enhancing Other Programming Strategies 130
6 Carrot-and-Stick Humanitarianism: Aid Conditions for Peace 137
Making Aid Conditional on Humanitarian Principles 138
Making Aid Conditional on Progress in Conflict Resolution 140
Concluding Thoughts 143
Notes 147
Index 159
About the Book 165
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