Global initiatives

At the global level, we provide the humanitarian community with people-based insight into some of the main themes of evolving humanitarian practice. How do people see cash transfers relative to other forms of aid? How could provision of cash be improved? What are we learning about progress towards the participation revolution, with its goal of giving affected people greater say in decision-making? And so on. By delving into perceptions around hot humanitarian topics and aggregating data from our many surveys across the humanitarian space, our goal at the system-wide level is to inform and improve humanitarian performance overall.

Source: UNHCR

Field perspectives on the Grand Bargain

As part of a far reaching effort to reform the humanitarian system, Ground Truth Solutions is working with the OECD secretariat to track the way people affected by humanitarian crisis experience aid. The focus is on the changes agreed by signatories to the Grand Bargain at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. The views of humanitarian field staff are also included in the research.

Project status: Ongoing

Humanitarian Voice Index

Ground Truth Solutions is currently developing the Humanitarian Voice Index (HVI), a global database and advocacy platform intended to inform stakeholders within and beyond the humanitarian system about the views of affected people. The project is funded by the Conrad Hilton Foundation.

Project status: Ongoing

Cash Barometer

The potential of cash transfer programming has been demonstrated many times over. But how does the humanitarian “cash revolution” present itself to its intended beneficiaries? What concerns do affected people have, and how can their perspectives help inform a more effective roll-out of cash-based assistance? To find out, we partnered with the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) to launch the Cash Barometer.

Project status: Ongoing