Literature monitoring

We continually monitor relevant external resources that we feel are important to share, and every month, we select 3 of these. Sign up to the newsletter to see what we have found!

Règlement Dublin : La machine infernale de l’asile européen, Observation Report, La Cimade, April 2019, 33 p.
This report analyses the consequences of the Dublin regulation on asylum seekers in France. It looks at French and European legislation and policy on migration, and is also based on field observations in the legal offices of La Cimade and in administrative detention centres. The central thread of the report is the absurdity and the repressive nature of the Dublin regulation, particularly in its application in France. It highlights a triple paradox: the Dublin system undermines European solidarity; it weakens the rights of people who need protection; and it is not effective (in terms of the authorities’ objectives and the expulsion rate) given that the number of people ‘transferred’ between states is essentially balanced.

Localising emergency preparedness and response through partnerships, Caitlin Wake, Veronique Barbelet, HPG Commissioned Report, Islamic Relief, HPG, ODI, April 2019, 28 p.
The trend towards greater localisation has led many international stakeholders to reflect on their own organisational structure, and their approach to partnerships and capacity strengthening, and how these may need to adapt in response to structural changes in the humanitarian sector. It is within this context that Islamic Relief conducted the project ‘Strengthening Response Capacity and Institutional Development for Excellence’ (STRIDE), which aimed to ‘improve efficiency and effectiveness of Islamic Relief’s humanitarian response’ in the Asia region. In 2018, following the completion of the first iteration of the project, Islamic Relief Worldwide commissioned the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) to conduct a study reviewing outcomes and learnings from STRIDE. These, along with the broader implications of the project and for the humanitarian sector, are detailed in this report.

User-Centred Design and Humanitarian Adaptiveness, Sofya Bourne, Case Study, ALNAP, ODI, April 19, 60 p.
Gathering and acting on feedback from affected communities is a key means to identify potential triggers for change during the design and implementation of humanitarian programmes. This study is focused on user-centred design (UCD). This approach has the potential to help humanitarian organisations design programmes that are more responsive to the needs of affected people, i.e. more user-centred, which in turn could support greater adaptiveness of humanitarian programmes.

Analyses documentaires thématiques

Several times a year, “Documentary analyses”, focusing on a given subject often related to current events, are also carried out.