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Lucy Bassett and J. Charles Bradley

response. Practitioners often use humanitarian standards to systematise the planning, implementation and evaluation of programming. These standards describe the broad principles and essential elements (i.e. specific benchmarks and actions) for high-quality response, reflecting best practices at a global level. Guidance documents – whether associated with specific standards or stand-alone – provide additional information and recommendations on priority issues. These resources are critical in ensuring high-quality implementation of activities. While there has been some

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Brendan T. Lawson

building was also central to the way humanitarian organisations used quantification as a tool to render themselves more trustworthy and accountable. Glasman demonstrates this when he focuses on the crisis of legitimacy within the humanitarian sector in the post-Rwandan genocide period (mid 1990s to early 2000s). To regain legitimacy, the Sphere Project (a group of humanitarian professionals set up in 1997) developed a set of humanitarian standards for aid and humanitarian

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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action1
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

-Governmental Organizations on Humanitarian Standards and Cultural Differences, Geneva: International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Foundation, December ( Geneva : International Committee of the Red Cross ), www.icrc.org/en/doc/resources/documents/misc/57jq4g.htm (accessed 30 August 2020 ). Slim , H. ( 2015a

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