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<p>Steven A. Zyck is an expert in aid delivery in conflict -affected contexts. He is currently examining the role of regional oranisations and markets in humanitarian crises.</p>

Steven A. Zyck joined the Humanitarian Policy Group as a Research Fellow in August 2013. He has extensive experience as a researcher and practitioner with a focus on aid delivery in conflict-affected and insecure environments. Steven was formerly a Research Fellow with the University of York's Post-war Reconstruction and Development and the Lead Analyst with the NATO Civil-Military Fusion Centre and Crisis Identification Group. Before pursuing a research career, he served as the Country Director of the NGO ACTED in Central Asia and worked with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Afghanistan. Steven has also worked as a consultant with the World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, WFP, IOM, DFID, the FCO, the UK Stabilisation Unit, the Norwegian Refugee Council, Islamic Relief and many other organisations in Yemen, Afghanistan, Mali, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank & Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Pacific Islands and elsewhere.
Steven's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such asDisasters,Conflict, Security & Development,Contemporary Security PolicyandThird World Quarterlyas well as by institutions such as the World Bank, NATO, various UN agencies and the London School of Economics. He is a Co-Editor ofStability: International Journal of Security & Development (www.stabilityjournal.org).
At present Steven is engaged in research broadly focusing on linkages between foreign aid and security outcomes while being closely involved in HPG projects on the role of the private sector in humanitarian action and the role of regional and sub-regional bodies in crisis-affected contexts.

  1. Regional organisations and humanitarian action: rethinking regional engagement

    Research reports

  2. Markets in crises: the 2010 floods in Sindh, Pakistan

    Working papers

  3. Three ideas to make locally-led aid responses a reality

  4. Localising humanitarianism: improving effectiveness through inclusive action

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Media advisory: Yemen expert available for interview

    Press Release

  6. Delivering humanitarian aid in Somalia: Islamic identity doesn’t automatically unlock access to areas controlled by Al-Shabaab – new report

    Press Release

  7. Islamic humanitarianism? The evolving role of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation in Somalia and beyond

    Research reports

  8. Why the humanitarian community needs to take regional organisations seriously

  9. Regional humanitarianism in action


  10. Stabilizing fragile states

    Book/book chapter

  11. As the UN launches its biggest ever humanitarian appeal, here are five things the numbers tell us

  12. When aid goes wrong: a lesson from Pakistan on why we can’t ignore markets

  13. Mediating transition in Yemen: achievements and lessons

    Research reports

  14. 2014 International Conference on Emergency Management


  15. Living on hope, hoping for education: the failed response to the Syrian refugee crisis

    Research reports

  16. Education crisis threatens to push out-of-school Syrian refugee children into arms of militant groups such as ISIS

    Press Release

  17. Pakistan’s democracy on the rocks

  18. Does it matter if firms profit from disaster?

  19. Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector - Final report

    Research reports

  20. Businesses and the future of humanitarian action


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