Targeting and distribution in complex emergencies: Participatory management of humanitarian food assistance

@inproceedings{Maxwell2011TargetingAD,
  title={Targeting and distribution in complex emergencies: Participatory management of humanitarian food assistance},
  author={Daniel Maxwell and Helen Young and Susanne Jaspars and Jacqueline Frize and John Burns},
  year={2011}
}
The extensive literature on community participation in the targeting and management of humanitarian food assistance suggests that participatory approaches work best in slow-onset emergencies with no conflict or displacement. Yet the policies of many agencies--and compliance with Sphere minimum standards--require that the recipient community participate in decisions about the assistance they receive including targeting, regardless of the causes of the emergency. This paper analyzes current… CONTINUE READING

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