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Five years of the Grand Bargain

Five years since international donors and aid agencies agreed a Grand Bargain, what progress has been made against agreed commitments and what change is needed?


The Grand Bargain at five years: an independent review

Written by multiple authors

Five years since the Grand Bargain was established, this annual independent review analyses both the progress made and challenges faced during 2020, and the longer-term outcomes achieved.

Local leadership

The Grand Bargain 2.0 has identified two 'enabling priority' areas: local leadership and better-quality funding, with increased engagement of affected populations.

Humanitarian Exchange Magazine 79: Localisation and local humanitarian action

The Humanitarian Practice Network's latest Humanitarian Exchange magazine comprises of 17 articles which reflect on a range of cross-cutting themes including the history of localisation, links between capacity building and localisation, survivor- and community-led approaches, locally designed and managed pooled funds, as well as analysis of funding flows to local actors, the impact of Covid-19 on local leadership and the challenges engaging with state-led structures.

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Better-quality funding

Accountability to affected populations

Grand Bargain Annual Independent Reports

Ahead of the annual meeting this week, look back at our previous reports that assess progress made on commitments agreed through the Grand Bargain.

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