The Humanitarian Response Index 2007

Measuring Commitment to Best Practice

  • Authors
  • Silvia Hidalgo
  • Augusto López-Claros

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Humanitarian Reponse Index

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Laura Altinger, Silvia Hidalgo, Augusto López-Claros
      Pages 3-33
  3. Perspectives on Good Humanitarian Donorship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Jan Egeland
      Pages 45-52
    3. Sarah Cliffe, Charles Petrie
      Pages 53-63
    4. Michel Ogrizek
      Pages 65-73
  4. Crisis Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Silvia Hidalgo, Augusto López-Claros
      Pages 77-77
    3. Silvia Hidalgo
      Pages 78-85
    4. Gilles Gasser
      Pages 86-92
    5. Ricardo Solé
      Pages 94-100
    6. Silvia Hidalgo, Augusto López-Claros
      Pages 102-108
    7. Marta Marañón
      Pages 110-116
    8. Riccardo Polastro
      Pages 118-124
    9. Silvia Hidalgo, Augusto López-Claros
      Pages 126-132
    10. Silvia Hidalgo
      Pages 134-141
    11. Silvia Hidalgo, Augusto López-Claros
      Pages 142-143
  5. Donor Profiles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145

About this book


The purpose of this annual report is to develop an index of good humanitarian donorship that will measure donors' effectiveness against their commitment to the Principles and Good Practise of Humanitarian Donorship. The index is intended to help the international donor community to better understand its strengths and weaknesses in order to improve the efficiency and quality of its donor activities and initiatives. The index is also expected to raise awareness about the increasingly important role of humanitarian action and associated good practices beyond its current core constituencies. We believe that this report offers significant potential to improve the quality of humanitarian aid, benefiting those most affected by both man-made and natural disasters.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-57347-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28767-9
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