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

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Working papers

  4. Women leading local humanitarian response during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Working papers

  5. The UK–Rwanda deal is a crisis of responsibility, not a crisis of migration

  6. Inclusion and exclusion in humanitarian action: findings from a three-year study

    Research reports

  7. Inclusion and exclusion in displacement and peacebuilding responses in Mindanao, Philippines: falling through the cracks

    Working papers

  8. Digital technologies and inclusion in humanitarian response

    Research reports

  9. The Grand Bargain in 2021: an independent review

    Research reports

  10. Managing humanitarian narratives in the Ukraine crisis response: virtual roundtable, 26 May 2022

    Meeting/conference reports

  11. With all eyes on Ukraine, is humanitarian support to the Horn of Africa crisis missing in action?

  12. Drought and food security crisis in the Horn of Africa: HPG roundtable communiqué | 7 June 2022

    Other

  13. Think Change episode 6: how can we break the silence on famine in the Horn of Africa?

  14. Aid vs. solidarity: the role of humanitarian aid in national responses to Ukrainian refugees

    Event

  15. Independent review of the implementation of the IASC Protection Policy

    Research reports

  16. Social media and inclusion in humanitarian response and action

    Working papers

  17. On the verge of famine in the Horn of Africa

    Event

  18. Navigating humanitarian dilemmas in the Ukraine crisis

    Other

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