Part 1 Towards a new analysis of crisis: observations on crisis, Bernard Husson et al; development is not peace, Francois Grunewald; the pattern of conflicts since 1945, Jean-Christophe Ruffin; development in the face of crisis, Christian Fusillier; the crisis of international aid, Mark Duffield; who determines the objectives? Pascal Vincent; a better understanding of the economic impact of war, Francois Grunewald; humanitarian aid cannot be reduced to "trucking", Jean-Baptiste Richardier; the humanitarian impasse, Pierre Laurent; keeping sight of our intentions - an interview with Philippe Biberson. Part 2 Combining skills: rehabilitation of North Mali - variations and constants since the 1970s, Andre Marty; remaining operational during crises, ACORD; rehabilitation in Cambodia - uncertain beginnings, Herve Bernard; BOKEO - when the schedule becomes a constraint, Francois Grunewald; from emergency budgets to development funding -the assessment of a difficult transition, Claude Simonot; and what if the problem were on our side? Genevieve Guillou; complex reconstruction in Bosnia, Richard Pinder; political constraints, Pierre Laurent; constraints, strategies and policies, ACORD. Part 3 Towards a new conception of outside intervention in crisis situations: renewing the modalities of intervention in crisis situations, Francois Grunewald; strengthening survival strategies, the key to intervention, Francois Grunewald; the necessity and specificity of a follow-up monitoring during a crisis, Francois Grunewald; follow-up monitoring, ACORD; partnership - an operational attitude and a philosophy, Francois Grunewald, Marc Rodriguez; the choice of partners - the naive and the ideologists need not apply, Francois Grunewald; a project on partnership in an emergency situation - eastern Kasai, Zaire, Marc Rodriguez, Claire Pirotte; partnership and cholera, Philippe Le Borgne, Valerie Balchior-Bellino; finding the right partner - the same problem fro northern and southern NGOs, Elyane Comaty-Mitri, Berengere Cornet-Vernay; the ICRC and the national Red Cross and red crescent societies - a very special relationships, Carlo von Flue; strengthening the actors, or helping them to strengthen themselves; social differentiation between men and women in humanitarian interventions, Judy El Bushra; the specific problems of unaccompanied women in displaced persons or refugee camps - interview with Annette Correze; finding the last anti-personnel mine - an emergency for long-term development, Bill Howell; using the money in crisis situations, Francois Grunewald; emergency aid income generation, ACORD; economic solutions - a difficult concept for some emergency operators, Marc Rodriguez.