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Despite a growing recognition that national NGOs and civil society organisations should lead future humanitarian response, lots of research on this has been from the perspective of international actors, primarily international NGOs.

ALNAP's new research into national NGOs looks fill the current gap in understanding around what humanitarian action looks like in national NGOs' own words, from their point of view.


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In the absence of an inter-governmental process, the World Humanitarian Summit process opted for inclusiveness and participation over formal negotiations and binding agreements. As a result, several hundred commitments have been produced, but the security of a formal framework has not. So what change will the Summit bring? According to John Mitchell there are three types of issues, all with different levels of potential to bring about positive change.

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ALNAP is pleased to support the Humanitarian studies scholars and the International Humanitarian Studies Association in their six commitments to improve the effectiveness of responses to humanitarian crises following the World Humanitarian Summit.

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Working together to improve humanitarian coordination

Since 2013, ALNAP has been exploring the key challenges to humanitarian coordination and conditions for successful coordination. Building on this body of work, ALNAP is now focusing on four aspects of coordination in the Clusters and the wider IASC coordination architecture, through a series of briefing papers, videos and webinars. The work will culminate with a meeting in June 2016 which will bring together coordination expertise from across the humanitarian sector and beyond in order to identify concrete recommendations to improve humanitarian coordination. 

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Evaluating Protection in humanitarian action

Despite the stated centrality of protection in humanitarian action and a growing attention to protection activities, the evaluation of protection has received relatively little attention. Our new pilot guide seeks to fill this gap, providing insights and guidance to those evaluating protection in the context of humanitarian action. This guide complements our Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Guide.

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