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One of the most difficult aspects of coordination is ensuring that different sectors (e.g. shelter, food security, WASH) and levels of coordination (e.g. national, sub-national) are connected across a response.

In the first event in our new coordination webinar series we will look into how humanitarians can better coordinate in a response.



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Do affected people receiving aid in Somalia, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Syria feel their opinions are being considered? In this new post, Lotte Ruppert and Elias Sagmeister from the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) explain some of the preliminary findings of SAVE, their research project looking into feedback mechanisms in insecure environments.

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We are doing national NGOs research in Colombia, Lebanon and Nepal 

Our Research Fellow Luz Saavedra has spent the last three months doing research on the ground in Bogotá, Beirut and Kathmandu, to better understand national NGOs from their own perspective. She is now preparing country studies on each and a report distiling cross-cutting issues and trends across all three.

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We are finalising research into humanitarian innovation

Our Research Fellow Alice Obrecht and Research Officer Alexandra Warner, along with the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), have been looking into how innovation happens in the humanitarian sector through a series of case studies. They are now completing a final report with the main findings across these case studies, which will be launched in March.

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Over the last years conflicts and natural disasters have led to fast-growing numbers of people in need and a funding gap for humanitarian action of an estimated US$ 15 billion. 

The UN Secretary-General appointed a panel to work on finding solutions about this widening financial gap. They identified and examined three interdependent aspects of it: reducing the needs, mobilising additional funds through either traditional or innovative mechanisms, and improving the efficiency of humanitarian assistance.

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