OECD Field Survey and Analysis Project

International donors and humanitarian actors committed themselves at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian assistance. The OECD secretariat commissioned Ground Truth Solutions to track first-hand how people affected by humanitarian crises – as well as the humanitarian field staff who implement humanitarian programmes – perceive the reforms spelled out in the Grand Bargain document.

Ground Truth Solutions developed three survey instruments to measure both the implementation and the effects of these reforms.

  • The goal of the first set of surveys is to gather feedback from affected people on the provision of humanitarian aid and track how perceptions evolve over time.
  • The second survey instrument collects feedback from field staff on how Grand Bargain themes are being carried out and provides a baseline to track their progress and impact.
  • The third survey instrument looks at relations among international agencies and local partners in the context of empowering the latter to play a larger role in humanitarian relief operations.

The reports of surveys conducted in Afghanistan can be downloaded below.


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Cash Barometer now online

The potentially positive effects of Cash-Transfer Programming have been demonstrated many times over. But how does the humanitarian ‘cash revolution’ present itself to those who are intended to benefit from it? What concerns do affected people have, and how can their perspective help inform a more effective roll-out of cash-based programmes? Ground Truth Solutions, together with the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP), has piloted the Cash Barometer in Afghanistan. Our approach at the country level is tailored to the information demand of humanitarian decision-makers and affected people on the ground. Anonymous perception data is collected at regular intervals and all findings will be shared with humanitarian agencies, policymakers, and affected people. Ground Truth will triangulate feedback with data from surveys across the globe to provide additional analysis. Based on this pilot, Ground Truth Solutions and partners will refine the approach and roll out the Barometer in additional humanitarian contexts. 

To learn more about the Cash Barometer and to see results from our pilot in Afghanistan, visit

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