Founded in 2003, DARA is an independent non-profit organisation committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of humanitarian action for vulnerable populations affected by armed conflict and natural disasters.

Through our work we encourage organisations to reflect on the impact of their work and help them make evidence-based decisions at the policy, strategy and programming levels, and in critical moments of delivering assistance.

DARA actively promotes humanitarian principles, learning and accountability, and supports innovative approaches.

In our work with governments, UN agencies, NGOs, and other actors in over 60 crisis-affected countries, too often we have found that the reality on the ground does not match political commitments and declarations.