Putting people first
in humanitarian operations

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Ground Truth Solutions

Our mission is to ensure that people affected by crisis have a say in humanitarian action, from individual projects to global humanitarian reform. Our current strategy lays out how we want to achieve this. 

We help people affected by crisis to influence:


An accountable humanitarian response in Chad

Since 2018, we have been tracking the perceptions of people affected by crisis in the Lac, Ouaddaï and Logone Oriental provinces to highlight their opinions about the humanitarian aid they receive. We have also interviewed humanitarian staff and their local partners.


Everyone’s doing stuff but nobody’s accountable – will Grand Bargain 2.0 set us right?

The international humanitarian community is gearing up for a reset of the Grand Bargain. The review is on cue.


The Cash Barometer in Nigeria

We launched in Nigeria in late 2019 with a survey of recipients of CVA in Borno State. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapted the Cash Barometer to explore perceptions of the economic impact of the pandemic, as experienced by CVA recipients, humanitarian actors and financial service providers. A second round of surveys in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY states) was conducted in November 2020.


The Cash Barometer in Somalia

In Somalia, the Cash Barometer builds on previous Ground Truth surveys carried out between 2017-2019 to inform the rapidly evolving humanitarian response. In-kind aid and CVA recipients across 17 regions were surveyed in September 2020 to better understand their perceptions of on-going humanitarian efforts to address recent climate and conflict related shocks, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.


Trumanitarian podcast: Humanitarian Sci Fi

In this episode Lars Peter Nissen talks to Nick van Praag of Ground Truth Solutions about whether or not the customer is yet king in humanitarian action.


The case for letting go of humanitarian reform

For all the earnest talk about reforming the humanitarian system, there is little to show for it. This collective inaction problem is entrenched but there is a pathway to change – if we are prepared to adopt a less prescriptive approach.