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Oliver Lough

Senior Research Fellow

  • Humanitarian Policy Group
Portrait of Oliver Lough

Oliver is a Research Fellow at the Humanitarian Policy Group. With a background in needs assessment and monitoring and evaluation (M&E), his research interests are focused on humanitarian accountability, communicating with crisis-affected populations, and evidence-based decision-making processes in emergencies.

Previously, he conducted research, monitoring and analysis of humanitarian responses to the Rohingya crisis, on both sides of the border, as M&E Coordinator for the International Rescue Committee in Myanmar, and managed REACH Initiative’s research portfolio in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Prior to this, he worked on M&E with ACTED during the Iraqi Civil War, and carried out research on gender and governance with the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit.

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

    Research reports

  2. Social media and inclusion in humanitarian response and action

    Working papers

  3. Towards more inclusive, effective and impartial humanitarian action

    Briefing/policy papers

  4. Participation and inclusion in the Rohingya refugee response in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: ‘We never speak first’

    Working papers

  5. Four years on, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are losing hope

  6. Humanitarian priorities for Afghanistan on World Humanitarian Day

  7. Although shocking, the Rohingya biometrics scandal is not surprising and could have been prevented

  8. Five years on from the World Humanitarian Summit: lots of talk, no revolution

  9. With Myanmar’s military back in full control, Rohingya refugees need long-term solutions

  10. In search of inclusive humanitarian responses

  11. Bridging humanitarian digital divides during Covid-19

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. Implementing collective accountability to affected populations: ways forward in large-scale humanitarian crises

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. Collective approaches to communication and community engagement: models, challenges and ways forward

    Research reports

  14. Funding collective approaches to communication and community engagement in humanitarian action

    Research reports

  15. Collective approaches to communication and community engagement in the Mozambique Cyclone Idai response

    Research reports

  16. Covid-19: a watershed moment for collective approaches to community engagement?

    Briefing/policy papers