Projects Publications

Handbook for Transition Assistance

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) | Mar 2006

InterWorks wrote The Handbook for Transition Assistance. The handbook was designed primarily for development agency practitioners operating in transitional situations from war to peace. The handbook is meant to help development actors formulate and implement effective transition assistance programmes which contribute to security on the ground. This handbook is
meant to improve the programming of humanitarian assistance and development work by:

• helping practitioners understand the dynamics of transition assistance, such that they might better analyze the complexities of transition situations and be able to operate within them;

• providing practitioners a useful reference guide of conflict analysis tools, assistance sectors and transition assistance strategies; and

• familiarizing both humanitarian and development practitioners with each other’s operational principles, approaches and main challenges, such that they themselves might avoid creating or enlarging any existing assistance gaps during the transition period.