|Counting and Identification of Beneficiary Populations in Emergency Operations (ODI, 1997, 110 p.)|
The aim of this fifth review in the RRN series is to stimulate discussion as to what constitutes good practice in the quantification, identification and registration of beneficiaries in humanitarian assistance operations. The emphasis is on providing practical information concisely and accessibly but the Review does not seek to offer a guide to registration. Indeed, it concludes that total population registration is but one option for establishing numbers and constituent groups within a beneficiary population and discusses registration and alternatives in relation to internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as refugees and victims of natural-disasters.
Notes on the author
John Telford, the lead author of this fifth Review in the RRN Good Practice Review series, has extensive experience of UN humanitarian and refugee emergency and rehabilitation management in major crises, including Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, the former Soviet Union and Central and South America. He has been head of UN offices and Senior Emergency Preparedness Response Officer in a number of countries, leading and training Emergency Teams and coordinating UN and NGO responses. He currently undertakes consultancy work and training for the UN, European Commission and governments worldwide, working from his own company EMMA Ltd, based in County Laois, Ireland.