Rights-based Humanitarian Indicators in Post-earthquake Haiti

Margaret L. Satterthwaite

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    This chapter discusses the effects and operation of indicators that are used to guide and measure the work of humanitarian relief agencies in their onthe-ground operations in Haiti. It examines two major sets of standards that were used as a form of self-regulation by several groups of major international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) - such as the Sphere indicators - that are used by primary donors to guide certain decisions. This chapter also introduces the Sphere Handbook, which contains some regulatory silences.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationGovernance by Indicators
    Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Power through Quantification and Rankings
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199949915
    ISBN (Print)9780199658244
    StatePublished - Sep 20 2012


    • Effects and operation
    • Humanitarian relief agencies
    • Non-governmental organizations
    • Regulatory silences
    • Sphere handbook
    • Sphere indicators

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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