Handbook: United Nations Inter-Agency Multi Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) Approach

Categories: UN/NGO
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HANDBOOK PDF (45 Pages): 
UN Handbook Multi Cluster Initial Rapid Assessement (MIRA) 2011

See Also:
Rapid Disaster Damage Assessments: Reality Check

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Feb 12

Nik Peachey: Verification Handbook

Categories: OSINT Generic
Nik Peachey

Nik Peachey

Although this was written for journalists, I think it has some really valuable insights for educators and students when it comes to verifying the authenticity of information. Excellent stuff. A MUST read.

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

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HANDBOOK HOME PAGE

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Feb 5

Ben Benavides: Exploring Social Media Web Sites: A Guide for the Open Source Analyst

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PDF (32 Pages): Ben Benavides Social Web Sites A Guide

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Jan 17

Eagle: Police in Pittsburg Storm House Over Uncut Grass

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

More low-rent police terrorism.  They mean well, they are simply stupid and over-empowered by the militarization of the domestic police function.  The bond with society has been broken — this calls into question the legitimacy of the police and the government they represent.

Published on Jun 21, 2013

TURTLE CREEK, PA — Police came barging into a woman’s home because they wanted to arrest the owner for the length of her lawn. A tenant, Robyn Ruckman, recorded the encounter. As she answered the door, police treated her rudely and started making demands. She told them her name but that wasn’t good enough. They wanted her to produce ID.   https://www.facebook.com/PoliceStateUSA

After asking them to stay outside, police and health inspectors barged into her home.  “You know, I don’t even see a nametag,” Ruckman told the officer.  “I don’t give a sh*t what you see. Go get your ID. You see that?! It says POLICE.”   Police were performing a 12-hour roundup of the town’s offenders, including the horrendous crimes of having uncut grass. The Lawn Nazis took care of business that day, and the streets were safe once again. Robyn Ruckman got off easy that day, as she was not the landlord. It was the owner of the long grass that was to be put behind bars.  SOURCE:  http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegh…

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Aug 5

HANDBOOK: The Do No Harm Handbook (The Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Assistance on Conflict)

Categories: Stabilization
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Phi Beta Iota:  An extremely important document, last revised in 2004 but timeless in value.  What most people do not realize about aid is that:

a) most aid is delivered without actually asking the people what they need or want

b) most aid organizations deliver less than 20% of donations to the field, in many cases less than 5%

c) aid generally creates black markets and incentives corruption — it prolongs conflicts to keep the aid coming for criminal exploitation purposes

d) there is no vehicle at this time for harmonizing micro-aid to the household and village levels and that appears to be the most urgent need

e) aid to one tribe can be destabilizing if other tribes feel slighted — there are cultural nuances that most national intelligence establishments simply do not understand.

Handbook at Source (25 Pages)

2004 DoNoHarmHandbook (PBI Safety Copy, 25 Pages)

See Also:

Review: Dead Aid–Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

Review: Deliver Us from Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict

Review: First Do No Harm–Humanitarian Intervention and the Destruction of Yugoslavia

Review: The Trouble with Africa–Why Foreign Aid Isn’t Working

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Jul 2

HANDBOOK FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE

This handbook was created to address the principle challenge for good governance — waste — and the stink that accompanies waste.  The solutions in this handbook will, in our view, scale.

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Jun 29

2013 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

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NOTICE: 2014 version will be out no later than 1 March and will be hosted here as soon as it becomes available.

This is the 2013 version, at 216 pages, all past versions including Links Directories are supplanted by this single consolidated annual work.  We have kept Ben’s work on this page to honor the popularity score this entry has gained over time.

PDF (216 Pages):  2013-07-11 OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go (Bag O’ Tradecraft)

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Sep 13

Reference: Data Journalism Handbook

Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook is a free open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism.

It was born at a 48 hour workshop at MozFest 2011 in London. It subsequently spilled over into an international, collaborative effort involving dozens of data journalism’s leading advocates and best practitioners – including from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, Deutsche Welle, the Guardian, the Financial Times, Helsingin Sanomat, La Nacion, the New York Times, ProPublica, the Washington Post, the Texas Tribune, Verdens Gang, Wales Online, Zeit Online and many others.

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Jul 24

Reference: The Open Data Handbook

The Open Data Handbook

This handbook introduces you to the legal, social and technical aspects of open data. It can be used by anyone but is especially useful for those working with government data. It discusses the why, what and how of open data – why to go open, what open is, and the how to do open.

An Open Knowledge Foundation project.

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Jul 24

Graphic: 2030 Breakdown — Convergence of Negatives

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Apr 6