Protection in Practice
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This study, led by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI, examines current practice in humanitarian protection and explore strategies, programmes and initiatives undertaken in different contexts to support the protection of civilians (see research framework). Focusing on roles, outcomes and internal and external limitations of humanitarian actors, the research draws together lessons and best practice, rather than evaluating specific programmes or agencies. It is hoped that this study will provide a timely contribution to the field of protection in violent conflict and will help managers, policy makers and specialist staff address issues of rationale, design and implementation of protective interventions.