Placing affected people at the heart of the Grand Bargain transparency commitment


2018 is particularly important for the Grand Bargain’s first workstream: greater transparency. Signatories should have started to publish “timely, transparent, harmonized and open high-quality data on humanitarian funding” within two years of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. So what are the results? Well, according to our latest progress report Supporting Grand Bargain signatories in meeting […]

Joining up data in the humanitarian–development nexus: Why does it matter?

Data use

Imagine living in a community that faces poverty and vulnerability and has limited resilience to shocks. Your livelihood is dependent on subsistence farming in a region that is vulnerable to climate change and crop disease outbreaks. Only 26.7 percent of households in your region have enough food to last until the next harvest. 50 percent of the population in your district […]

Defining Humanitarian Emergencies: a joined-up approach

Data use

Responses to humanitarian emergencies involve the interactions of a wide range of donors, international agencies and local actors. Coordination is critical. Coherent, timely data is a key element of this complex response matrix and at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, 33 of the world’s largest donors and humanitarian agencies committed themselves to “identifying and implementing […]