Overhead cost allocation in the humanitarian sector
Development Initiatives, in partnership with UNICEF and Oxfam, conducted this research on overhead allocation in the humanitarian sector on behalf of the IASC Results Group 5. This work informed the development of guidance which has now been endorsed and published by the IASC.
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Development Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation harnessing the power of data and evidence to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.
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