About the partnership

Humanitarian Outcomes is a team of specialist consultants providing research and policy advice for humanitarian aid agencies and donor governments.

We undertake:

  • Independent studies
  • Commissioned research and policy recommendations
  • Evaluations
  • Operational reviews and strategic input into planning processes
  • Training, teaching and development of curriculum materials

The partners of Humanitarian Outcomes are former aid practitioners and policy makers with established track records of applied research in the field of humanitarian action. Past and ongoing consultations include work for the governments of the UK, USA and other nations, United Nations bodies, international aid organisations, and interagency and intergovernmental groups.

Our research covers the institutional, financial, and operational mechanics of the international humanitarian system, and considers the broader political and strategic environment in which aid policy takes shape. Our research products aim to provide workable solutions based on practical, evidence-based analysis.

Projects currently underway include ongoing research on humanitarian operational security supported by our Aid Worker Security Database, available for public access herea review of the use of the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in the Horn of Africa;  and involvement in a UK DfID-funded research consortium on livelihoods and basic services in fragile and conflict affected situations. We welcome enquiries about our availability for future work, suggestions for research ideas and possible collaborations. Get in touch with us by email or telephone here.