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close this bookDisaster Management Ethics - Trainer's Guide - 1st Edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 104 p.)
close this folderTOPIC 3: The relationship of disaster response to on-going economic and social development
View the document36. Introduction
View the document37. Ethical Questions
View the document38. Ethical Question #1
View the document39. Ethical Question #2
View the document40. Ethical Question #3
View the document41. Ethical dilemmas from traditional approaches to emergency assistance
View the document42. Conceptual assumptions underlying traditional emergency disaster response
View the document43. New conceptualization
View the document44. Operational change #1
View the document45. Operational change #2
View the document46. Summary

45. Operational change #2


Review the points listed and ask participants for others. Remind them that accountability makes it possible to hold humanitarian assistance providers responsible for the consequences of their work and thus more responsive to the ethical issues involved.

Develop systems of accountability that allow monitoring the long-term impacts of disaster response programs.


For donors:

· Adequate resource allocation tracking
· Financial records that support operational reports

For disaster survivors:

· Assistance that decreases dependency
· Support for local markets and stable economies
· Community equity

Are humanitarian assistance organizations focused on the needs of the community or on enhancement of their own image?