Famine Research : The Politics of Information and Analysis – East Africa Research
CHC collaborated with Feinstein International Center at Tufts University to conduct a study in 6 countries, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria, to consider the constraints on data collection and analysis in extreme food security emergencies in countries with a high risk of famine. There are demonstrated limitations in the availability of high-quality data and more critically, these analytical processes are subject to considerable external influences and pressures that have little to do with the promotion of good analysis and much to do with political considerations. The study establishes the extent of the intrusion of politics into humanitarian analysis and suggests better ways of managing these intrusions.
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