+612 9045 4394
Do No Harm : How Aid Can Support Peace - or War - Mary B. Anderson

Do No Harm

How Aid Can Support Peace - or War

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9781555878344
Number Of Pages: 161

Share This Book:


RRP $49.99
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Echoing the words of the Hippocratic Oath, the author challenges aid agency staff to take responsibility for the ways that their assistance affects conflicts. Mary B. Anderson cites the experiences of many aid providers in war-torn societies to show that international assistance - even when it is effective in saving lives, alleviating suffering and furthering sustainable development - too often reinforces divisions among contending groups. But more importantly, she offers hopeful evidence of creative programmes that point the way to new approaches to aid. Calling for a redesign of assistance programmes so that they do not harm while doing their intended good, she argues futher that many opportunities exist for aid workers to in fact support the processes by which societies disengage from war.

Introductionp. 1
War and the Impact of External Aid
Today's Wars and the Pursuit of Justicep. 7
Characteristics of Conflict Areasp. 23
Aid's Impact on Conflict Through Resource Transfersp. 37
Aid's Impact on Conflict Through Implicit Ethical Messagesp. 55
Framework for Analyzing Aid's Impact on Conflictp. 67
Local Capacities for Peace
Food for Work: Rebuilding Homes in Tajikistanp. 81
Children in Civil War: Programming Toward Peace in Lebanonp. 91
Norms of Humanitarian Conduct: Disseminating International Humanitarian Law in Burundip. 105
The Harmony Project: Peace Building Amid Poverty in Indiap. 119
Village Rehabilitation: Supporting Local Rebuilding in Somaliap. 131
Reflecting on the Role of Aidp. 145
List of Acronymsp. 149
Notesp. 151
Bibliographic Essayp. 155
Indexp. 157
About the Bookp. 161
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781555878344
ISBN-10: 1555878342
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 161
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1