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The previous editions of the Observatory Newsletter were principally focused on IDP camps and issues related to the reconstruction. Though these remain key issues, this edition takes a look at some other issues which we believe also deserve attention. The three articles are not necessarily linked other than by the fact that each of them is rooted in lessons which have been learned since the disaster of 12 January 2010. Our aim with these articles is to broaden the discussion about how to improve the quality of programmes in emergency and post-crisis contexts while ensuring their ownership by the local population and thereby their sustainability. Though the content is drawn from the Haitian context, certain points or recommendations could nevertheless be transferred to other environments. The essence of this bi-monthly newsletter is to share the results of studies, research and evaluations and we also provide a certain number of bibliographical references to explore the subjects treated in greater depth. If you would like to share the results of your own evaluations or studies with us, please send them to the email address below. The newsletter is disseminated via a contact list of more than 900 addresses and also via our internet site.