Message from InterAction’s RBP Team – COVID-19

Dear Colleagues, We hope that this email finds you safe, healthy, and well. On top of the challenge of maintaining your personal well-being, and that of your families, we know many of you are now intensively working on responding to COVID-19 and adapting your ongoing programs. We wanted to let …

Protection’s Missing Pieces

Humanitarians know that coordinated humanitarian response is like an enormous jigsaw puzzle – or, when resources are scarce, a high-risk game of Jenga. Ensuring that the right actors, sectors, and context-appropriate strategies are working in concert with one another to save lives, and alleviate human suffering on a massive scale, …

Blog: Using Theatre to Share Evaluation Findings with a Wider Community

In exploring methods for meaningful engagement with communities and effective two-way communication, there’s growing interest in using arts-based methods in evaluation. Theatre is one such approach that encourages people to creatively participate and connect with findings kinetically as part of a dialogue between performers and audience. In a recent blog …

Blog: Why Learning from Failure is Key to Anticipating Humanitarian Crises

In humanitarian contexts, decision-makers must often rely on various sources of data that may be incomplete or at odds, which affects the calculation of risk, and accordingly, resource prioritization and programmatic decisions. In efforts to cultivate an environment for iterative learning and move us away from “success” and “failure” thinking, …

Blog: Leading with Trust: A Development Pathway

Strategic and intentional collaboration among actors across and outside of the humanitarian sphere, based on an understanding of actors’ capacities and leverage points, is vital to achieving collective protection outcomes. Collaboration between stakeholders requires a level of trust between actors and individuals, which can be challenging to forge in the …

Blog: CLA in Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Tanzania

This blog piece features USAID- partner Pact’s collaborating, learning, and adapting (CLA) initiative for designing a multi-stakeholder learning agenda in their orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) portfolio in Tanzania. Since the project began in July 2016, the Pact team has been keen to develop and implement a learning agenda to …

Blog: Humanitarian Action: From Need to Insight

ERHLA, Mark Griffiths, 23 August 2017 This note from ERHLA provokes considerations for changing humanitarian practice to be better equipped for facing complex challenges and the changing landscape of humanitarian needs. The note highlights the need to absorb and apply learnings from other fields and disciplines, including social innovation, learning …