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Humanitarian Policy Group

HPG is one of the world's leading teams working on humanitarian issues. We are dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate.
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Digital mapping and inclusion in humanitarian response

This paper looks at ways some mapmakers have tried to rebalance the power between mappers and those mapped, including creating participatory processes more intuitive to affected people.
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Covid-19: tracking local humanitarian action and complementary partnerships

Based on interviews and practitioner diaries, this tool explores whether local actors are supported and how relationships between actors at different levels in the humanitarian system are changing. It considers the challenges and opportunities in the system’s operations during Covid-19, and the impact of new policies to adapt to this global response.

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How is the humanitarian system adapting to support local humanitarian action in the Covid-19 context?

Our Integrated Programme

Our work is directed by our Integrated Programme (IP), a body of research examining critical issues facing humanitarian policy and practice, designed in consultation with our Advisory Group. This is complemented by commissioned studies, evaluations and communications and networking activity.

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The Humanitarian Policy Group's Integrated Programme

Collective approaches to communication and community engagement

This project examines past and current experiences of collective approaches and services for communication and community engagement in emergency responses.

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  1. Opportunities and challenges: Collaborative advocacy by humanitarian and human rights actors


  2. Digital mapping and inclusion in humanitarian response

    Working papers

  3. Digital identity, biometrics and inclusion in humanitarian responses to refugee crises

    Working papers

  4. Reviving economic opportunities for women affected by conflict, displacement & COVID-19


  5. Refugee advocacy in Turkey: from local to global

    Working papers

  6. Independent Review of the IPC in South Sudan

    Research reports

  7. Four years on, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are losing hope

  8. Humanitarian priorities for Afghanistan on World Humanitarian Day

  9. Five priorities as the new Emergency Relief Coordinator steps into his role

  10. Local humanitarian action during Covid-19: findings from a diary study

    Working papers

  11. Conflict, instability and hunger: breaking the cycle in the Central African Republic

    Meeting/conference reports

  12. Inclusion strategy and roadmap: outcomes from the inclusion priority topic at the 2021 Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

    Meeting/conference reports

  13. Advocating for better protection for conflict-affected populations: legal action against UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in the Yemen conflict

    Briefing/policy papers

  14. Interrogating the evidence base on humanitarian localisation: a literature study

    Literature reviews

  15. Although shocking, the Rohingya biometrics scandal is not surprising and could have been prevented

  16. Improving quality humanitarian funding through the Grand Bargain 2.0

  17. The Grand Bargain at five years: an independent review

    Research reports

  18. Covid-19: implications for localisation. A case study of Afghanistan and Pakistan

    Working papers

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