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A woman shows her ID card in Timor Leste - UN Photo/Bernardino Soares (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Achieving security progress in post-conflict contexts

27 January 2015
ODI, London
In both Liberia and Timor-Leste significant progress has been made over the last decade in reducing armed conflict and political violence. This event presented research from case studies on the two countries followed by a panel discussion of how security progress can be achieved in fragile settings.
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Delivering food aid where there are no roads - Darren Hilder, Australian Defence (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

The importance of local-led responses to humanitarian crises

Jemilah Mahmood
17 December 2014

Continuing our series on what has changed in humanitarian responses since the 2004 tsunami, Dr Jemilah Mahmood shares her personal experience of the response to the disaster. Ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, Dr Mahmood believes that we should be working towards humanitarian responses that are more inclusive and sensitive to context as well as remembering that local responses to crises are crucial.

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Jemilah Mahmood

Dr Jemilah Mahmood is the Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations.

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Simon Levine

Simon Levine is a Research Fellow in ODI's Humanitarian Policy Group.

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Communal erection of a market following the tsunami, Aceh - Julien Harnels (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Did the 2004 tsunami change emergency aid forever?

Simon Levine
15 December 2014

With the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami approaching, our new blog series looks at what has changed in humanitarian responses since 2004. In this first blog, Simon Levine looks at how the rise of cash programming is indicative of wider changes in response to disasters.

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Ana B. Amaya

Ana B. Amaya

Ana B. Amaya is an independent consultant and one of the authors of the Pathways to progress: a multi-level approach to strengthening health systems report.

Launched to coincide with the first ever Universal Health Coverage Day, our new report pulls together important lessons from our health case studies on how health systems can be strengthened in low-resource settings.

We propose a framework based on evidence of what has worked for poorer countries in their efforts to improve their people's health.

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Universal Health Coverage Day – whaddaya say?

Jeffrey Lazarus
12 December 2014

On the first Universal Health Coverage Day, Jeffrey Lazarus celebrates the importance of the day and looks at the exploration of progress as paving the way for more ambitious thinking about the practicalities of universal health coverage.

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