1) To help the public, the decision-makers
and the donors, or even the NGOs
themselves, to find their way in the humanitarian sphere.
2) To make everyone aware of the issues linked to the implementation
of aid in a situation of crisis; to show the difficulties; to
underline the complexity of the problems involved; to take the
discussions out of the sole arena of professionals, into the larger
public through the media.
3) To question the feasibility of evaluation
and the ethical rating of aid agencies.
An essential task of Aid Watch consists in collecting
the information, analysing it, and having it checked by NGOs.
The results expected are of two different kinds: setting up a
database published as a directory on the one hand, and developing
thematic studies on the other hand. The first part of the research
focus on humanitarian actors; the second is centred on transversal
issues or country case studies.
Aid Watch will publish its
directory both in French and in English for decision-makers, experts,
humanitarian workers, researchers, journalists and concerned citizens.
We wish that such historical studies promote learning mechanisms,
even through the analysis of failures. Knowing setbacks is a way
to improve humanitarian action strategies.