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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. Foreign aid as intervention in Yemen: how assistance to weak states prioritises feasibility over legitimacy

    Book/book chapter

  2. Humanitarian Exchange 61: the humanitarian situation in Yemen


  3. Transition in Yemen: what role for humanitarian action?


  4. Private funding of humanitarian aid: is this the future?


  5. Using private sector know-how to improve humanitarian fundraising

  6. ASEAN and humanitarian action: progress and potential


  7. Markets in crises and transitions: London roundtable


  8. Rapid Review of DFID’s Humanitarian Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

    Research reports

  9. Markets in crises and transitions: Islamabad roundtable


  10. Helping refugees makes business sense

  11. Humanitarian crises, emergency preparedness and response: the role of business and the private sector - Jordan case study

    Research reports

  12. The growing role of regional organisations in humanitarian action

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. Exploring an education response to the Syrian refugee crisis


  14. Dare to prepare: taking risk seriously

    Research reports

  15. Regional organisations and humanitarian action

    Research reports

  16. Advanced Course on Crisis, Recovery and Transitions 2013 - Summary


  17. The humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis must not ignore the private sector

  18. Crisis preparedness and response: the Chinese way

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