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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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Beyond neutrality: alternative forms of humanitarian action

Join HPG for their annual flagship event on 1 December.
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Our projects

HPG's Integrated Programme: People, power and agency

HPG’s Integrated Programme (IP) combines cutting edge research on humanitarian policy and practice, extensive policy engagement, and convening and communications. Our 2022–2024 IP has five projects which explore how humanitarians can better engage with the social and political dynamics that influence humanitarian assistance.

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Climate change, conflict and displacement: how internally displaced persons (IDPs) cope and adapt

Many of today's displacement crises are driven by a complex mix of climate and environmental change, disasters, conflict and fragility. This project seeks to reframe discussions around climate change, conflict and displacement by focusing not on how these three phenomena impact one another, but rather on how they impact people's lives.

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HPG's Integrated Programme (2019–2021)

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

HPG team

  1. Reproductive justice, sexual rights and bodily autonomy in humanitarian action: what a justice lens brings to crisis response

    Working papers

  2. Leadership of protection in the humanitarian sector

    Briefing/policy papers

  3. It’s not just conflict – climate change is also a form of structural gender-based violence

  4. Climate change, conflict and internal displacement in Afghanistan: 'We are struggling to survive'

    Case/country studies

  5. The Taliban were right: we should all be supporting Afghanistan with climate change mitigation

  6. Coping with the risks of conflict, climate and internal displacement in northern Mozambique: ‘We can’t just sit here with our arms crossed’

    Case/country studies

  7. Social cohesion and forced displacement

    Project

  8. Social cohesion in displacement: the state of play

    Working papers

  9. Beyond neutrality: alternative forms of humanitarian action

    Event

  10. Advocating for the better protection of civilians: from stagnation to action

    Research reports

  11. Why some women in Pakistan are being left behind in the floods

  12. Humanitarian action in an evolving Russia–Ukraine conflict: virtual roundtable, 15 September 2022

    Meeting/conference reports

  13. Climate change, conflict and displacement: how internally displaced persons (IDPs) cope and adapt

    Project

  14. Data sharing and third-party monitoring in humanitarian response

    Working papers

  15. Advocating together to strengthen protection: collective efforts of international and national organisations

    Briefing/policy papers

  16. Collaborative advocacy on the protection of civilians: children and armed conflict and explosive weapons in populated areas

    Research reports

  17. Climate change, conflict and displacement: five key misconceptions

    Briefing/policy papers

  18. Changing gender norms in displacement: Venezuelans in Bogotá, Cúcuta and Pasto, Colombia

    Working papers

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