better programming initiative

Better Programming Initiative – Options to improve the impact of programmes

The Better Programming Initiative (BPI) is an initiative born of the conviction that in communities affected by violence, well-planned aid programming with alternative and creative implementation options can support local capacities for recovery and reconciliation. It was recognised by trained field delegates and NS staff that this tool can also be used in any contexts […]

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Aid: supporting or undermining recovery? Lessons from the Better Programming Initiative

Better Programming Initiative (BPI) analysis in six countries has demonstrated that the beneficiaries targeted by the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent Societies, the staff hired, the sources used to inform needs assessments, the type of programmes implemented and the way assistance is delivered can add to tension and increase conflict. The experience

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Population movement and the Chittagong Hill Tracts development programme

In 1999 the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) decided to use the “Better Programming Initiative” (BPI), the conflict-sensitive approach to programming adopted by the International Federation in 1998, to plan a new Chittagong Hill Tracts development programme. BPI would help to identify how to use assistance to increase local communities’ capacities to work together and

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