Information Management for More Effective Military Humanitarian Assistance Projects & Programs [open pdf - 211KB]
The U.S. Department of Defense conducts a wide variety of overseas operations, many of which are humanitarian in nature. For example, in the Overseas Humanitarian Disaster and Civic Aid program for fiscal year 2001, DoD approved 237 specific humanitarian projects in over 100 different countries under the humanitarian assistance, humanitarian civic assistance, and excess property programs. These projects totaled more than $27 million in budget expenditures, not including the cost of military manpower. Despite the expense and the deployment of hundreds of DoD personnel worldwide, there is comparatively little information available on the outcome of these projects: Thus, the need for information collection and management.
CDHAM Publication 02-06
Center for Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), Online Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Portal, http://www.picnet.net/cdham/modules.php?name=Downloads