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Humanitarian Assistance

Standards & Accountability

SHERE Project
The Sphere Project brings a wide range of humanitarian agencies together to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance and the accountability of humanitarian actors to their constituents, donors and affected populations.

Active Learning for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP)
ALNAP is an organisation dedicated to improving the accountability and performance of humanitarian action through sharing lessons, researching key issues and providing leadership to find collective approaches and solutions.

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)
HAP is a partnership of humanitarian and development organisations dedicated to ensuring greater accountability to people affected by crises through the promotion of a Standard on Quality and Accountability.

People in Aid (PiA)
People in Aid assists organisations whose goal is the relief of poverty and suffering to enhance the impact they make through better management and support of staff and volunteers.

Transparency International Australia
A civil society organisation that focuses on the issue of corruption.

Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD)
The GHD initiative is an informal donor forum and network which facilitates collective advancement of GHD principles and good practices.

Research, Policy & Learning

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
The ODI is based in the UK and provides information on international development and humanitarian issues and develops policy solutions.

Humanitarian Partners Network (HPN)
THE HPN Provide an independent forum for policy-makers, practitioners and others working in or on the humanitarian sector to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience.

Enhancing Learning & Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA)
ELRHA is a network dedicated to supporting partnerships between research institutions and humanitarian organisations and partners around the world.

Collaborative Learning Projects
THE CDA facilitates the collaborative learning projects through field experience, and developing processes, lessons and tools to improve the effectiveness of international actors who provide humanitarian assistance

Eldis is an online information service providing access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues.

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
THE NRC's IDMC Monitors internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence in some 50 countries worldwide.

Refugee Studies Centre - Forced Migration Review
The FMR analyses the causes and impacts of displacement; debates policies and programmes; reflects on the lived experience of displacement; and presents examples of good practice and recommendations for policy and action.

Human Security Report Project (HSRP)
The HSRP tracks global and regional trends in organized violence, their causes and consequences. THE HSRP also produces online data, research and news resources covering a broad range of global security issues.

International Crisis Group
The Crisis Group focuses on conflict prevention and resolution through field-based analysis, practical policy prescriptions and high-level advocacy.

Feinstein International Centre
The Center develops and promotes operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives and livelihoods of people living in crisis-affected and marginalized communities.

Intrac provides consultancy and research services to organisations involved in international development and relief.

Asian University Network of Environment and Disaster Management (AUEDM)
Provides a network to share and promote environment and disaster management in higher education.

Partnership for Environment & Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR)
PEDRR seeks to promote and improve implementation of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and ensure it is mainstreamed in development planning in line with the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement
This project monitors displacement problems worldwide, promotes the dissemination and application of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, and works on creating more effective policies and institutional arrangements for IDPs.

Global Humanitarian Assistance
Provides data and analysis around humanitarian financing and related aid flows and focuses on enabling access to a shared evidence base of resources to meet the needs of people living in humanitarian crises.

Humanitarian System in Practice

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
An inter-agency forum for coordination, policy development and decision-making involving UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.

Humanitarian Response
Provides Information Management tools and services, to support information exchange during either a protracted or sudden onset emergency.

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kristopher Wilson 2010, Pallets of Humanitarian Aid and Bottled Water [photograph], viewed 4 March 2014, via Wikimedia Commons 

Guidance & Tools

The Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP)
CaLP aims to improve the quality of emergency cash transfer and voucher programming across the humanitarian sector.

Emergency Capacity Building Project (ECB)
The ECB Project aimed to improve the speed, quality, and effectiveness of the humanitarian community to save lives, improve welfare, and protect the rights of people in emergency situations.

The Assessment Capacity Building Project (ACAPS)
ACAPS is dedicated to improving the assessment of humanitarian needs in complex emergencies and crises.