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Humanitarian funding: What were 2016’s key trends?

Humanitarian

Global spending in response to humanitarian crises reached an estimated US$27.3 billion in 2016. Our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of what’s behind this. Here are four key trends in where the money comes from and how and where it is delivered – and what this means for current and […]


Syria crisis: Kuwait II commitments still unmet

Humanitarian

Today marks the three-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Syrian crisis. This blog looks at the funds committed in response to the crisis since the Kuwait II pledging conference. Two months after this conference, which aimed to generate immediate funds, the funding commitments made have not been met. The data presented in this blog […]


Mapping and navigating the humanitarian system: an interactive guide

Humanitarian

Today we have launched our brand new interactive guide to humanitarian financing to help people navigate and understand what can be a very complex system. Humanitarian aid network: who’s who? Our new illustrative guide to humanitarian response clearly maps out who is involved and incorporates those working in the areas of financing, coordinating, delivering or reporting. The guide explains […]


ATHA Webcast - Follow the Money: How has aid measured up in 2012

Humanitarian

The GHA Report 2012 was featured in the latest webcast from Harvard University’s Advanced Training programme on Humanitarian Action (ATHA). The report was used as a focal point for wider discussion on the capacity of current funding systems to meet humanitarian needs. The three panellists, Tasneem Mowjee (policy2practice), Robert Smith (UN OCHA) and Julia Steets […]


New country profiles from GHA: the latest data

Humanitarian

Today GHA is launching five new country profiles: Australia, Côte d’Ivoire, Finland, Kenya and Nepal.  These build on the series of profiles which provide country-by-country perspectives on humanitarian funding, helping us to understand how the humanitarian system really works and how countries are situated within it. The full group covers donors, recipients and those which […]


Aid investments in disaster risk reduction - rhetoric to action

Humanitarian

GHA has launched a new report: Aid investments in disaster risk reduction – rhetoric to action. This provides the latest comprehensive analysis on leading government donor’s investments in reducing risk of humanitarian disasters. Disaster risk reduction (DRR) often in conjunction with emergency preparedness, climate change adaptation and resilience building has become an increasingly common element […]


The public safety net response to food crisis

Humanitarian

‘Resilience’ and ‘value for money’ have been commonly heard refrains in many humanitarian policy debates during the last 18 months, but not often in the same breath. In this article, we consider whether the scaling up of social safety nets in response to humanitarian crises could in fact contribute towards both those goals. Amidst calls […]


GHA Report 2012: reflections from Edmund Cairns

Humanitarian

Like all landmark reports, the GHA Report’s greatest value is not really what it says about the year under review. Rather, it is what it reveals about the longer-term trends facing the humanitarian world. This is particularly true with GHA Report 2012, which would be horribly easy to misread – and hence lead us to […]


GHA Report 2012: reflections from Peter Walker

Humanitarian

I used to look forward to the publication of the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) Report each year because it told me what was changing in the humanitarian world – who the up-and-coming donors were, which countries were recovering from crisis and which were not. But this year I found myself thinking much more about what […]