The standards we are developing are both specific and cross-referential, the latter relating, in part or full, to the various sections listed under the Product, Services and Management headings.
Those that are specific are discussed separately, together with the well-thought through codes that exist for some by, for example, WHO, Interaction, People in Aid and the Sphere Project.
Those issues that are cross-referential are listed below.
Much has been prepared on the first section, disaster relief, notably by the Sphere Project and the IFRC. We have found little written, at depth, however, on the balance and, as we undertake research, would welcome recommendations regarding papers or articles addressing the following more comprehensively.