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Understanding risk management of aid organisations: An analysis of security system design and function

Published:
5 September 2014
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Understanding risk management of aid organisations: An analysis of security system design and function

Research summary: A research project by Christopher Finucane, www.humanitarianpolicy.org,in cooperation with the Centre for Refugee and Disaster Response, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and the Security Management Initiative (SMI) of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

“The present project builds on the academic and policy literature that examines aid organization responses to security risk challenges. In collaboration with participating aid organizations, documentation on risk and security management will be collected and reviewed; this will be complemented by structured interviews. The study wil lbe directly relevant to –and for the benefit of–aid organizations, policy makers, donors and other stakeholders by presenting a comprehensive analysis of the different types of systematic approaches designed and implemented by the organizations both institutionally and in various operational contexts.”

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