Development Initiatives’ response to the UK’s Voluntary National Review


Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director at Development Initiatives said, “We welcome a comprehensive and thoughtful report from the UK on its progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals at home and abroad, and applaud the extensive use of data to demonstrate progress on the goals. We are pleased to see that the pledge to Leave No […]

Mapping and navigating the humanitarian system: an interactive guide


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 […]

New country profiles from GHA: the latest data


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 […]

GHA Report 2012: reflections from Peter Walker


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 […]

Humanitarian aid: whose voice counts?


After interviewing hundreds of aid workers, donors and aid recipients, the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) has created an authentic snapshot of the vast, shifting mass of agencies, donors, governments and affected populations that are part of the humanitarian community. The new State of the System Report addresses how well the system […]

Announced cuts to aid budgets amongst world’s top 20 donors


Following the first decline in official development assistance (ODA) for over 15 years, seen in 2011, our rapid survey of announced changes in commitments and aid budgets suggests that further cuts are on their way in 2012. The Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre estimates that total ODA (excluding debt relief) in 2012 will amount […]

Check out our new datastore: the numbers behind the analysis


GHA’s new datastore has gone live today and includes the datasets that drive GHA’s work to map and quantify the world of humanitarian financing: the response to need, financing levels, where the money comes from and where it goes, the actors involved, the funding mechanisms used, and the countries and projects prioritised. The data is […]

Humanitarian funding for Syria


International humanitarian efforts in response to the current unrest in Syria are severely restricted due to lack of access. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is believed to be the only international agency operating inside the country, working alongside the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to deliver food and medical supplies. According to BBC […]

The Canadian International Development Agency assesses the role of the GHA country profiles


With the existence of an increasing number of humanitarian actors and channels through which to deliver assistance, providing a clear picture of humanitarian financing can be a considerable challenge.  GHA’s country profiles provide a useful snapshot as to how – and how much – humanitarian assistance is disbursed each year, and where those funds are […]

Continued financial support for the CERF in 2012


At the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF)’s sixth high-level conference on 15 December in New York, donors pledged a record high for 2012, reaffirming their support for the global humanitarian pooled fund.  So far a total of 47 donors have promised US$375 million for 2012, an increase of 4.7% from last year when 59 donors […]