System: performance, policy and practice

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Humanitarian action can be a lifeline to people experiencing the worst that conflict and disaster inflict. Whilst the sector continues to demonstrate improvements, there remains a frustrating lack of progress in key areas.

We support improved system performance through original, high quality research, and by synthesising and amplifying existing evidence and learning. We bring together humanitarians to share existing learning and to exchange experiences and perspectives that inform policy and operational decisions.

Here you can explore our 2022 and previous State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS) analysis, and our work focusing on current themes informing improved policy and practice.

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State of the Humanitarian System

An indispensable resource for humanitarian policy makers and users of evidence

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ALNAP’s flagship independent study tracks the size and scope of the humanitarian system and assesses overall performance and progress of global humanitarian response.

Explore key themes informing humanitarian policy and practice through new research, analysis, tools and syntheses of existing evidence.

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Our most up to date Explain briefings on key thematics

Explain is an optimal mix of focused presentations, discussion and sharing of perspectives, with a range of high-quality supporting materials

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