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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. Improving quality humanitarian funding through the Grand Bargain 2.0

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

    Research reports

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

    Research reports

  4. Covid-19 and the future of digital humanitarianism


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

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

    Briefing/policy papers

  7. Bridging humanitarian digital divides during Covid-19

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. DFID and FCO merger: our experts' views

  10. Grand Bargain annual independent report 2020

    Research reports

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

    Briefing/policy papers

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

    Research reports

  13. The humanitarian ‘digital divide’


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

  15. Valuing local resources in humanitarian crises

    Research reports

  16. Disasters Journal: Technology Virtual Issue


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

    Working papers

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


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

    Press Release

  20. New financing partnerships for humanitarian impact

    Research reports