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

    Working papers

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

    Research reports

  3. Funding to local humanitarian actors: South Sudan case study

    Research reports

  4. Funding to local humanitarian actors: Somalia case study

    Research reports

  5. Funding to local humanitarian actors: evidence from Somalia and South Sudan

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. China’s new development agency: five expert views

  7. Regional Organisations Humanitarian Action Network conference paper 2017

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Theresa May visit to China: trade deals must not be at expense of humanitarian values – ODI expert available

    Press Release

  9. Theresa May in China: three things she should be mindful of

  10. Humanitarian Policy Group Brochure 2017-19


  11. 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: domestic politics with global implications

  12. Beyond donorship: UK foreign policy and humanitarian action

    Working papers

  13. From Grand Bargain to beneficiary: an analysis of funding flows through the humanitarian system

    Research reports

  14. UK general election: six global priorities for parties’ manifestos

  15. Private sector engagement in complex emergencies: case studies from Yemen and southern Somalia

    Research reports

  16. Regional Organisation Humanitarian Action Network conference paper 2016

    Briefing/policy papers

  17. Scaling up humanitarian cash transfers in Nepal

    Working papers

  18. Foreign policy and humanitarian action: an agenda for inquiry

    Working papers

  19. What’s stopping change in the humanitarian system?


  20. Regional organisations and humanitarian action: rethinking regional engagement

    Research reports