Moving Forward Together, Leaving No One Behind: From Stigmatization to Social Cohesion in Post-Conflict Iraq

Iraq has been plagued by decades of internal armed conflict including ethnic, tribal, religious, and sectarian violence as well as unresolved issues in relation to disputed internal territories. Compounding the internal dynamics are numerous regional and international geopolitical interests in Iraq, ranging from Iraq’s natural resources to countering violent extremism. …

InterAction Protection Mission – Northeast Nigeria

At the request of the Nigeria INGO Forum, InterAction visited Nigeria in July/August 2018 to help identify ways to address the protection concerns arising from the ongoing conflict in the northeast. This report presents key findings and specific recommendations for achieving protection outcomes, including to strengthen protection analysis; invest in …

Report: Preparing the ground for better dialogue, better information, better action: learning from preparedness

In humanitarian crises, people need the right information, at the right time and in the right language, to make potentially life-saving decisions.  In recent years, humanitarians have established specialist working groups or inter-agency initiatives with a specific focus on communication with affected communities. The Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) …

Report: Making Operational Decisions in Humanitarian Response: A Literature Review

During a crisis, humanitarian leaders must make a range of decisions while grappling with different types of information (at varying degrees of “completeness”), challenging timelines with life-saving implications, and often a large degree of risk and uncertainty.  Effective decision-making which fosters adaptability and creative problem-solving in operational humanitarian response has …

Tool: A Design Experiment: Imagining Alternative Humanitarian Action

Building on the Humanitarian Policy Group’s (HPG) work on remaking humanitarian action for the modern era, HPG, along with their partner ThinkPlace, initiated a design thinking experiment to capture ideas and discussions of major stakeholders to reimagine humanitarian action. The approach aimed to map people’s actual experiences and use those …

Case Study: Dynamic gridlock: Adaptive Humanitarian Action in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In settings where underlying vulnerabilities to a crisis remain chronic, humanitarian organizations face longer periods of engagement and must shift this engagement frequently, as the situation, threats, and vulnerabilities fluctuate and change. This longer-term engagement for humanitarians carries a greater need to recognize the complexity of the contexts in which …

Report: Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting: An Analysis of what CLA Looks Like in Development Programming

USAID Learning Lab, August 1, 2017 This report presents key findings related to Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) through an analysis of 2015 USAID CLA Case Competition submissions. The findings yield important learnings for integration of CLA within the program cycle and the Enabling Environment (Resources, Processes, and Culture) needed …