Expertise: Conflict and Fragile States and Humanitarian Action
Country Experience: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia,
Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia,
South Sudan, Sri Lankam Sudan, Uganda.
Tony is a senior advisor at Integrity and a political economy analyst with over forty years experience, twelve as an independent consultant and twenty-eight as a coordinator and senior manager of aid programmes for Oxfam (including humanitarian aid, development and public policy). As well as managing conflict-related programmes he has conducted over 20 conflict studies for DFID, EC, UNDP, UNICEF, multi-donor groups and international and national NGOs. As a consultant Tony has conducted more than 40 studies and evaluations, relating primarily to Conflict and Fragile States and secondly to Humanitarian Action.
Conflict, Fragile States and Peacebuilding: Tony is an expert in conflict analysis, usually using the Strategic Conflict Assessment (DFID) method and political economy analysis. He has applied conflict analysis in major evaluations such as the multi-donor evaluation of donor responses to Conflict Prevention and Peace-building (CPPB) in Southern Sudan (2010) and also evaluated community-level peace-building programmes (SDC and CDA). Vaux served on the OECD-DAC Expert Panel on CPPB evaluation.
Humanitarian Policy and Disaster Risk Management: Tony has conducted strategic reviews of humanitarian policy for CAFOD (2004), ActionAid (2007), Plan International (2008 and 2011) and CARE (2012) and has published extensively on humanitarian issues. He was Team Leader for evaluations for the Disasters Emergency Committee and took part in Tsunami Evaluation Coalition evaluations. He has a special focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and was Team Leader of the global evaluation of UNDP’s Contribution to Disaster Prevention and Recovery.
‘The Selfish Altruist –relief work in famine and war’ -Earthscan, London 2001 (translated in Italian as L’altruistica egoistica Torino: EGA)
Published Conflict Studies
‘Conducting Conflict Assessments –Guidance Notes’ -DFID 2002 (with Goodhand and Walker)
‘Education, Conflict and International Development’ –DFID Issues Paper, 2003 (with Alan Smith)
‘Disturbing Connections: aid and conflict in Kyrgyzstan’ -Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College 2001 (with J. Goodhand).
‘War and Peace in the Southern Caucasus –a strategic assessment of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict’ -Humanitarian Initiatives, 2002 (with J Goodhand)
‘Conflicting Interests –Moldova and the impact of Transdniestria’ –Humanitarian Initiatives, 2003
‘Strategic Conflict Assessment, Georgia’ –Humanitarian Initiatives 2003
‘Strategic Conflict Assessment –Nigeria’ Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, The Presidency of Nigeria 2003
‘Aid and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo –Strategic Conflict Assessment’
‘Independent evaluation of the DEC Response to the Earthquake in India, January 2001’ -DEC, London – see www.dec.org.uk
‘Independent evaluation of the DEC response to the Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster summary for the Board’ DEC London 2005 –see www.dec.org.uk
‘Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Disaster Prevention and Recovery’, UNDP New York
Published General Reports
‘Disaster and Vulnerability’ - Disaster Mitigation Institute / Self Employed Women’s Association, Ahmedabad 2002
‘Human Security of Working Women: Response to Crisis’ (with Francis Lund) in Chen, Fukuda-Parr and Seidensticker (eds) (2003)
‘Human Insecurity in a Global World’ Harvard University Press ‘Work-focused Responses to Disasters: India’s Self Employed Women’s Association’ in Enarson, E and P Chakarabarti (eds) (2009)
‘Women, Gender and Disaster’, India: Sage ‘Beyond Relief – review of a human securities approach to the Gujarat earthquake’–All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, Experience Learning Series No 32, 2005
‘Data or Dialogue? The role of information in disasters’ in World Disasters Report 2005 (principal author)
‘Humanitarian Trends and Dilemmas’ in Eade, D and T Vaux (Eds) (2007)
‘Development and Humanitarianism -a Development in Practice Reader, Kumarian ‘Humanitarian Trends’ in Richter, Berking and Muller-Schmid (Eds) (2006)
‘Building a Transnational Civil Society’ Palgrave Macmillan
‘Proportion and distortion in humanitarian assistance’ synthesis of evaluations in ALNAP (2007) ALNAP Review of Humanitarian Action, ODI London
‘Women’s Experience of Communal Violence’ Seminar 619, March 2011, New Delhi