The value of Aid 2016 – published by AGIRE
THE VALUE OF AID 2016 – RESOURCES FOR THE RESPONSE TO HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES.
AGIRE has launched on the 16th of November the Annual report “The Value of Aid“. This publication has provided for several years complete and clear information about the resources invested, both in Italy and in the world, in assistance to people affected by humanitarian emergencies.
This report describes, with data and statistics, the amount and the flow of humanitarian assistance, both worldwide and in Italy, as well as analyzing the future prospects through current trends. In addition, it compares public and private resources and highlights the role of institutions, international organizations, NGOs, companies and individuals in the humanitarian response.
Where do the funds for the emergency response come from? Where and for whom are they intended? Who manages them? Are they sufficient to meet the needs of a world where conflicts and natural emergencies are continuously growing? These are some of the questions that “The value of Aid” tries to answer.
For the second consecutive year, the report was drawn up jointly by AGIRE and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. The different but complementary competencies of these two institutions allowed, once again, the development a tool offering an exhaustive presentation of humanitarian assistance data, along with detailed studies on the salient issues of this historical moment.
The main purpose of the publication is to provide a detailed picture of the current trends, based on verified and validated facts and figures, to decision-makers, humanitarian actors and to the national public opinion. Humanitarian actors are called to respond to major emergencies of various kinds, such as natural disasters, conflicts and the reception of the millions of people fleeing from them. At the same time, these players, primarily governments, are accountable to the public opinion for the actions taken in response to emergencies and for the way available resources are used. Ensuring transparency is, therefore, necessary to safeguard the credibility of these processes and maintain the necessary support from the public opinion to all the efforts put in place; both at the national and international level.