The World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 deliberately avoided hard talk of systemic reform; instead, we got incrementalism, with innovation one of the drivers of change.
Amid some positive signs, serious shortcomings remain throughout the humanitarian system as it strives to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and delivery of aid.
At the heart of any effective humanitarian project is the ability to listen, learn, and act on the feedback from those affected by crisis.
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?
At the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, OECD donors and humanitarian actors made a series of commitments to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian aid – summarised in the Grand Bargain.