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Through an analysis of the events that have marked MSF’s history since 2003, this series of case studies and historical accounts describes the evolution of MSF's humanitarian ambitions, the resistance to these ambitions and the political arrangements that overcame this resistance (or that failed to do so). Analyzing the political transactions that allow humanitarian activities to move forward (but that are usually masked by the lofty rhetoric of ‘humanitarian principles’), they focus on one key question: what is an acceptable compromise for a humanitarian organization such as MSF?

edited by Claire Magone, Michaël Neuman, Fabrice Weissman

The review analyses the timeliness and relevance of MSF emergency response, taking into account local actors and environment in Japan. Despite a good reactivity and explorations in remote areas affected (relevant), MSF actions can gain in efficiency (E-Prep, list of contacts, better knowledge of national strategies, etc). Capitalisation on Nuclear risks remains an issue to consider seriously.


This meta-evaluation is based on a review of 16 evaluation conducted by the Vienna Evaluation Unit between 2007 - 2010. The evaluations covered a wide variety of interventions including long-standing HIV or TB programs as well as responses to emergencies such as epidemics or natural disasters.

Clara Höpler