Many humanitarians and observers of humanitarian action have suggested that change initiatives in the sector have been unambitious and unsuccessful. Indeed, many people think that the humanitarian system is unable, or unwilling, to make the changes that are required to remain effective and relevant in a rapidly changing world.
Following the World Humanitarian Summit many stakeholders have made commitments to significant changes. But can the system change? And if so, how?
ALNAP's 31st Annual Meeting, in Stockholm on 14 - 17 February, looked at how change occurs in the humanitarian system, and how it can be done better.