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.

We help people affected by crisis to influence:


Trust in humanitarian action

Aid cannot succeed without the trust of everyone involved, argues Hugo Slim, head of policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross. But what does trust in humanitarian action really mean, and how can we do a better job of fostering trust in the field?


Six ways donors can speed up the Participation Revolution

Because donors have a lot of clout in the humanitarian space, they can tip the balance in promoting change. One area where they can push the reform agenda further is ensuring that people hit by disaster have a say in the way aid programmes are designed and run.


Humanitarian reform

As part of a far reaching effort to reform the humanitarian system, Ground Truth Solutions is working in several countries to give people affected by humanitarian crisis more of a say in the planning and monitoring of humanitarian responses.


Strengthening humanitarian accountability in Chad

Six people were killed and dozens injured when riots broke out in a camp hosting South Sudanese refugees in the Ouaddaï province of eastern Chad in October 2018. What can humanitarian organisations learn from such cases?


Humanitarian Voice Index

The Humanitarian Voice Index is a database that combines the data from all of Ground Truth Solutions’ major perceptual surveys since 2017. We use this data to analyse the state and trajectory of the humanitarian system from the perspective of affected people.


Systematic feedback from Rohingya and host communities in Bangladesh

We are providing Rohingya communities in Bangladesh with a way to give systematic feedback to aid providers. To make sure that the views of affected communities inform humanitarian programming, we combine these efforts with training for aid providers.