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System failure? Why humanitarian assistance can’t meet its objectives without systems thinking—and why it finds it so hard to use it

Book/book chapter

Written by Simon Levine

​This chapter looks at how systems thinking was applied to emergency response to droughts in the Horn of Africa.

The book looks at how systems thinking and soft operations research can help develop solutions to complex problems, like disaster management, human security and humanitarian aid. 

  • System failure? Why humanitarian assistance can’t meet its objectives without systems thinking—and why it finds it so hard to use it

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