Humanitarian assistance

Resilience and vulnerability in the Somalia crisis: three key findings

Humanitarian

Since 2011, Somalia has faced recurrent crises that have been complex and protracted, combining conflict and natural disasters and exacerbated by climate change. The latest humanitarian assistance figures – as documented in our Key trends in global humanitarian assistance factsheet – demonstrate that humanitarian aid to the Somalia crisis has more than doubled in the […]


Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia

Humanitarian

This report studied how different humanitarian agencies in emergency contexts in Somalia are collecting, analysing, reporting and sharing data on recipients of assistance in cash transfer programmes, and what opportunities exist for harmonising data systems. The study sought to understand: the current operational policies and practices related to the collection and sharing of registration data; […]


The next step for Grand Bargain transparency – from data publication to data use

Humanitarian

Humanitarian actors have made commendable progress against the Grand Bargain transparency commitments. Three prominent aid organisations of the 59 donors and humanitarian aid organisations who have signed the agreement – the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner […]


UN appeals: What does underfunding really mean?

Humanitarian

UN-coordinated appeals are a central pillar of the humanitarian response architecture. Each year they bring together hundreds of humanitarian agencies (nearly 800 of them at the last count) to produce the largest combined global request for funding. But the size of that request is out-pacing funding contributions. In 2018, the appeals called for just under […]


Underfunded appeals: Understanding the consequences, improving the system

Humanitarian

UN-coordinated appeals are both the largest combined request for humanitarian aid, and a central pillar of the humanitarian response architecture. They bring together UN and non-governmental agencies to assess needs, develop strategic plans and present financial asks. In 2017, these appeals set out a record total requirement of US$25.2 billion. This was nearly double that […]


Progress report 1: Supporting Grand Bargain signatories in meeting commitments to greater transparency

Humanitarian

In May 2016, leading donor governments, multilateral and UN agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement agreed the ‘Grand Bargain’, a package of reforms aiming to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian action. Development Initiatives (DI) is working with the Grand Bargain transparency workstream co-conveners the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]


Connecting IATI and FTS for streamlined humanitarian reporting

Humanitarian

This work is in support of the Grand Bargain, an agreement between over 50 of the largest donors and aid agencies, which includes commitments on greater financial transparency and more harmonized and simplified reporting requirements. IATI has been identified as the international standard for publishing open data on humanitarian aid and FTS as the platform […]


Intrinsic links between poverty and crisis: What the data tells us

Humanitarian

There has been increased recognition in recent years on the need to build collective humanitarian, development and peacebuilding outcomes to effectively tackle poverty, vulnerability and crisis. The Grand Bargain, which emerged out of the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, includes a commitment to enhance engagement between humanitarian and development actors, and the Addis Ababa Action […]


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 […]