Humanitarian actors are responding to more complex situations, such as protracted conflict and high-risk cyclical natural disasters. They face continually changing, uncertain and long term crises, which is a stark contrast to the shorter term rapid-onset situations − such as flooding or earthquakes − that the humanitarian system was built around.
How can programmes adapt their response in the face of continual change and uncertainty? How can donors enable flexible funding to ensure organisations can adapt quickly? ALNAP's adaptiveness research project looks at the approaches that can help agencies more effectively respond to the shifting waves of need.