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First responders: the unaccounted

for world of domestic response How do affected fa m ili es , co m m un iti es, governments,
s and the private sector
ciet andorga ni sa tio ns /N GO
civil so
How do affected families
communities (at home andcrises?
abroad), re spond tocivil society
organizations/NGOs and the
private sector respond to crises?

Who gives /does what? To do by end of 2009
e already.
(governments, CSOs/NGOs etc.) Find out what’s been done/being don
How do we know? (data sources) Case studies
What role do remittances play? • design the methodology 
Structures, legislation, policies • identify countries 
and budgets? • identify partners 
• establish teams 
can use 
Identify the type of global data we
To do 2010
What triggers response
Capture and make visible domestic
the response? ilable
Start analysing and making info ava
for GHA reports and the website
s available
How are resources targetted? Make detailed country case studie
Who makes the decisions? by June
Do some people get more June
than others? Make synthesis report available by
by May
Provide input for GHA Report 2010

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d impacts in other contexts
and with other pa
over 10 years? beyond the initial rtners
case studies; we’re
working now with
IMARA, an Argent
NGO, which will be
Photo: Stone using
our methodology
Accessing resources al data sou rces examine domesti
Glob e (WFP ) response.
Barriers? Systems of rogramm
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World Fo
ding for
It is not the international humanitarian system that but remains largely unreported and uncounted redress if people v e rnment fun untries
is first to deal with the aftermath of a natural precisely because it is outside this internationally-
• G o
in their own co
perceive allocations to activitie s
disaster or the humanitarian effects of conflict. It is dominated humanitarian aid system. tance
have been unjust? or ent Assis
domestic responders that act first. National and local Developm
Complementing the work of others, the Global Humanitarian s (DADs)
government, local communities and families, civil Assistance programme has set up a workstream that brings its corrupt? Database gets
society and the private sector almost always prove understanding of humanitarian financing to bear upon the world of Go v e rn ment bud

the most immediate deliverers of humanitarian aid. domestic response. We are developing methods to gauge the full Accountability
scale of domestic response globally. At the same time we are Remittan
This immediate humanitarian assistance, originating Bank
in-country and beyond the gaze of international
working with teams in Bangladesh and Uganda to investigate in • World
depth how domestic response functions in disasters and its
actors and global media, is in many cases sizeable interplay with the international response.

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