Rights-based Humanitarian Indicators in Post-earthquake Haiti*

Margaret L. Satterthwaite

in Governance by Indicators

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199658244
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949915 | DOI:
Rights-based Humanitarian Indicators in Post-earthquake Haiti*

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This chapter discusses the effects and operation of indicators that are used to guide and measure the work of humanitarian relief agencies in their on-the-ground operations in Haiti. It examines two major sets of standards that were used as a form of self-regulation by several groups of major international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) — such as the Sphere indicators — that are used by primary donors to guide certain decisions. This chapter also introduces the Sphere Handbook, which contains some regulatory silences.

Keywords: effects and operation; humanitarian relief agencies; non-governmental organizations; Sphere indicators; Sphere Handbook; regulatory silences

Chapter.  13456 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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