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Evidence webinar: Getting the right picture of humanitarian presence

It has always been difficult to get an accurate and well-informed understanding of the presence of humanitarian actors on the ground. This is particularly the case in highly insecure settings, where international organisations must operate under constrained access and where local efforts to meet humanitarian need can often go unnoticed. 

Join us for this next episode of Bridging the Evidence Gap, where we discuss how to map the presence of local and international humanitarian actors, as well as how knowledge of this coverage can help shape decisions.


New blog | Alice Obrecht, Research Fellow, ALNAP

The key to a successful new year's resolution is setting clear, realistic goals that can be tracked over time. Monitoring progress helps to track how well the resolution is being achieved and generate motivation. But, at the moment, it's not clear how the World Humanitarian Summit's Agenda for Humanity will be implemented and tracked. In her blog, Alice Obrecht argues that good data and evidence will be fundamental to making the WHS commitments a success, and suggests three ways to make this happen.



Attend the launch of HPN's latest issue of Exchange Magazine.

This event launches the latest HPN Exchange Magazine which explores the current humanitarian and development challenges in South Sudan. Why did the country fail to avoid this escalation of violence and instability? What options are available to the international community? And what must be done in the short term to protect those affected by the conflict?



Stepping back: understanding cities and their systems

Urban disasters differ in some fundamentally important ways from rural disasters. In recent decades the rapid increase in the number of people living in cities has forced the humanitarian community to reconsider how best to respond. Recent research has identified the importance of working within existing systems and with local stakeholders in urban humanitarian response. Our new research seeks to understand: what is meant by urban systems and stakeholders, who is trying to understand what about urban systems and stakeholders and how, why this understanding is important, and how effective are existing tools/guidance in providing information about urban systems and stakeholders?

 Read more about our urban response research


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