Can we Influence the Local Government through an Emergency Response?

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31 May 2016

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This paper examines the experience of the flood relief programme implemented in Bangladesh in 2015. It highlights the need for humanitarian partners to have the capacity to undertake the local-level influencing that is vital to working effectively in humanitarian contexts.

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