Humanitarian assistance

Implementing and monitoring the Grand Bargain commitment on transparency


At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, Grand Bargain signatory organisations agreed to work towards greater transparency by identifying and implementing a shared open data standard and common digital platform to enhance transparency and decision-making. As a first step they committed to publishing timely, transparent, harmonised and open high-quality data on humanitarian funding and […]

Workshop: Working together to improve humanitarian transparency


Date 29 March 2017 Time 13.30−16.30 CET Location Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17, CH 1211 Genève 20, Switzerland About Transparency is a fundamental part of improving the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of crisis prevention and response. The commitment by Grand Bargain signatory organisations to publish timely, transparent, harmonised and open […]

Counting cash: Tracking humanitarian expenditure on cash-based programming


View the full report here Assistance provided as cash or vouchers to people affected by humanitarian crises can offer greater choice and empowerment compared with assistance provided as goods in kind. At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, many of the world’s largest humanitarian donors and agencies made a set of commitments, as part […]

Webinar: Improving humanitarian transparency with IATI


Session 1: An introduction to the IATI Standard within the humanitarian context This session is for participants who want to understand what IATI is, how it can benefit the humanitarian community, and what it means to be an IATI publisher in terms of balancing transparency with operational, security, privacy and other concerns. When: This webinar […]

Counting cash in humanitarian contexts


There is growing evidence of the efficiency and effectiveness of cash-based programming in humanitarian assistance, and at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, many of the world’s largest humanitarian donors and agencies made a set of commitments as part of a ‘Grand Bargain’. This included an agreement to increase the use and coordination of […]

Forced displacement, poverty and financing: Seven facts you need to know


Key facts Rising levels of forced displacement drive increased emergency financing requirements Most displaced people globally are in the Middle East and Africa There are more displaced people in middle income than in low or high income countries Many countries hosting the most refugees have low domestic revenues National poverty surveys in countries hosting the […]

Middle East countries push total international humanitarian assistance to a record US$28 billion


Today Development Initiatives published their Global Humanitarian Assistance report, which finds that Gulf donors have significantly increased their contributions of international humanitarian assistance, contributing to a record total of US$28 billion given last year. Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar collectively gave 11 per cent of the global total in 2015 – compared to […]

Investing in humanity: Meeting the needs of vulnerable people in 2016


Event This event is organised by Development Initiatives in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs as part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment taking place in New York from Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 June. Date 27 June 2016 Time 13:30–14:45 (EDT) Location: Room CR1, United Nations […]