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Managing Humanitarian Relief: An operational guide for NGOs

The book on international humanitarian aid, available in a 2nd edition. Described as one of the "best books" on humanitarian aid anywhere, used by top universities and found on the shelves of aid workers everywhere. Covers all facts and facets of assistance programs enabling readers to excel in managing staff and helping others follow professional standards.


Managing Humanitarian Innovation: The cutting edge of aid

Take advantage of new thinking and ways of working. Edited  with Abigail Taylor, this book includes contributions of nearly 30 authors including top thinkers, leaders and do-ers in the field. This book helps readers with case-studies, tips and tools to innovate as an individual and within an organization.

The Humanitarian-Military Complex in Afghanistan

Reveals the little understood relationship between aid workers and the military in one of the most challenging contexts of the last half century, Afghanistan. Written with Tim Jacoby, this scholarly work unpacks the history, theory, ethical concerns and managerial issues embedded in this network.  

“Dr. James has built upon his prior work to address one of the most critically important topics in the aid world. His book represents an important step toward professionalizing humanitarian aid.”

Michael VanRooyen, Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative & Humanitarian Academy at Harvard University

Praise: What others are saying

“I strongly recommend Managing Humanitarian Relief by Eric James. Besides being very knowledgeable it also has the great but rare virtue of clarity. It actually can be of value to a wide variety of practitioners.”

Martin McCann, former Chief Executive, RedR UK​

"Managing Humanitarian Relief is a critically important resource for practitioners -- a remarkable roadmap for responsible engagement in the field. This book is also extraordinarily valuable for students who aspire to careers in scholarship or practice around humanitarian issues.”

Eric Schwartz, CEO, Refugees International

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