Prioritizing humanitarian assistance in a complex emergency: a decision method for military forces

S.J.H. Rietjens, S.J. de Boer, Johannes T. Voordijk

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Abstract

The article develops a decision support model for a military commander who has to determine what humanitarian assistance will be provided in cooperation with which civil organizations in peacekeeping situations. After an investigation of the current methods decision theory was used to develop an initial decision method, consisting of consecutive steps to inventory potential humanitarian tasks, to identify attributes to evaluate these tasks, and to actually prioritize the selected tasks using an extensive scorecard. The initial decision method and its tools were reviewed in-depth in a series of expert interviews, resulting in an improved decision method.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)99-121
Number of pages23
JournalLow intensity conflict & enforcement
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • IR-72785
  • METIS-221078

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