The purpose of this report is to contribute to a reorientation of the planning, execution and evaluation of Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) projects. The principal instrument for reorientation must be a fundamental strengthening of the capacity to perform broad socio-economic impact assessments within HMA agencies. The analytical effort needs to be a component of project execution throughout the whole project cycle.
The primary material used in the report comes from Mozambique. The country is interesting as a case because it has been host to a long-term large-scale HMA effort, and because it has developed from being in an immediate post-conflict emergency situation to a state of relative peace and economic growth. At a national level, this study is based on interviews with key informants and on document studies. Most importantly, this report is based on three case studies of communities where demining is being, or has been, conducted.
(Glossary, List of Acronyms, Preface, Executive Summary)
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Reassessing Impact: Conceptual Foundations
Chapter 3: Mine Action in Mozambique: A Overview
Chapter 4: Community Impact: Developing a Framework for Analysis
Chapter 5: The Capirizanje Case-Study: The Challenge of Predicting Impact
Chapter 6: The Nairoto Case-Study: Communication as a Key to Success
Chapter 7: The Nacala Case-Study: Securing Impact at Multiple Levels
Chapter 8: Impact Assessment and the Use of Indicators: Practical Concerns
Chapter 9: The Way Forward