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Barnaby Willitts-King

Senior Research Fellow

Humanitarian Policy Group

Portrait of Barnaby Willitts-King

Barnaby Willitts-King is a Senior Research Fellow for the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI. His current research focuses on digital technology, humanitarian financing, and the role of emerging actors such as China, the private sector and regional organisations. He has worked in humanitarian action for over 19 years, including for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), Save the Children, and as a consultant to international agencies including the World Food Programme, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

  1. Reducing the humanitarian financing gap: review of progress since the report of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing

    Research reports

  2. Covid-19 and the future of digital humanitarianism


  3. How China's new white paper defines a decade of development cooperation

  4. Responsible data-sharing with donors: accountability, transparency and data protection in principled humanitarian action

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Bridging humanitarian digital divides during Covid-19

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. ‘All eyes are on local actors’: Covid-19 and local humanitarian action

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. DFID and FCO merger: our experts' views

  8. Grand Bargain annual independent report 2020

    Research reports

  9. Moving forward on gender, livelihoods and financing: submission to UN High-Level Panel on internal displacement

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. Risk-informed approaches to humanitarian funding: using risk finance tools to strengthen resilience

    Research reports

  11. The humanitarian ‘digital divide’


  12. The tip of the iceberg: why 99% of humanitarian resources in crises are ignored

  13. Valuing local resources in humanitarian crises

    Research reports

  14. Disasters Journal: Technology Virtual Issue


  15. The 2017 Nepal flood response: resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

    Working papers

  16. Engaging companies in manmade disasters – a guidance toolkit for private sector networks


  17. MEDIA NOTE: Globalisation must provide for the poorest – statement and ODI experts at World Economic Forum

    Press Release

  18. New financing partnerships for humanitarian impact

    Research reports

  19. Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance

    Working papers

  20. Humanitarian action and foreign policy: balancing interests and values

    Research reports