Humanitarian Outcomes has five partners: Adele Harmer, Paul Harvey, Katherine Haver, Abby Stoddard, and Glyn Taylor. We work independently and as a team, and draw on a wider network of independent consultants and associate researchers as necessary.
Adele Harmer, MSc (Econ), has worked on aid policy issues for over a decade, as both a researcher and for the Australian Government. Prior to joining Humanitarian Outcomes, Adele was a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group in the Overseas Development Institute. She led a programme of research examining the changing architecture and financing of the international humanitarian system, as well as an ongoing study of the changing security environment for humanitarian action. Adele previously worked for the Australian Government's international aid agency (AusAID), including as a political advisor to the Minister responsible for the aid programme. She served with the Australian Defence Force as a civilian peace monitor. She authored numerous publications on humanitarian policy issues, including the Good Humanitarian Donorship process, the role of non DAC donors in the humanitarian system, operational security issues and humanitarian reform.
Paul Harvey, MPhil, has worked as a researcher, consultant and aid worker. Prior to joining Humanitarian Outcomes, Paul was a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian Policy Group in the Overseas Development Institute. Recent work has included reports on cash based responses, corruption, HIV/AIDS, analysing impact, remittances and dependency in humanitarian aid. Prior to joining ODI he worked as an Emergency Coordinator for Concern Worldwide and for various NGOs as a Country Director and programme manager, including longer postings in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Kosovo.
Katherine Haver, MIA (international affairs), has worked at the global and field level on issues related to humanitarian policy and practice. Recent work has included reports on operational security management, cash based responses, humanitarian coordination, and disaster preparedness. Before joining Humanitarian Outcomes, she worked as a policy advisor for Oxfam based in DR Congo, where she authored reports on developing responses to displaced people in host families; improving the targeting of humanitarian assistance; and designing programmes to better support community self-protection mechanisms. Prior to that, she was a research associate at New York University's Center on International Cooperation.
Abby Stoddard, PhD, has coordinated research on international humanitarian action since 2000 at New York University's Center on International Cooperation, where she now holds the title of Senior Program Advisor. Prior to that, she was Program Director for Doctors of the World (Medecins du Monde-USA), and worked in field and headquarters positions at CARE USA. She is the author of Humanitarian Alert: NGO Information and its Impact on US Foreign Policy (Kumarian Press, 2006), along with numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on humanitarian action, non-governmental organizations, and the U.S. foreign aid architecture. As of late 2011 she is also serving on the Board of Directors of Doctors of the World (MDM-USA). [Full CV]
Glyn Taylor, MA, has worked in a variety of headquarters and field positions, covering both aid policy and practice. Before joining Humanitarian Outcomes he worked as a deputy director and head of the advisory group for the UK Department for International Development's Humanitarian Operations Team. This was a key role within the DFID drive to reform the humanitarian system, with a particular emphasis on financing mechanisms and UK support to OCHA and the CERF. He acted as the DFID humanitarian advisor for Darfur through 2005 and 2006. In previous years Glyn has worked extensively through the UK Government's emergency roster, including: surge support for UN OCHA in 2004, heading the setup of the OCHA office in North Darfur in 2004; the setup of the DFID office in Afghanistan in late 2001 and field evaluations on behalf of DFID in Southern Africa and Liberia. Prior to this, he worked as country programme manager for Merlin in Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.
Humanitarian Outcomes has three research associates:
Morgan Hughes, MA (International Relations), prior to joining Humanitarian Outcomes, worked for the Center on International Cooperation at NYU as the lead data researcher for the Annual Review of Global Peace Operations and the Review of Political Missions. She has also worked and interned with the International Rescue Committee, World Affairs Council, Cambodia Schools Project, Cambodia Project Initiative, and Asia Society in both Washington, DC and New York. Morgan holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where she double majored in East Asian Studies (China) and History. In addition, she has studied at National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) and Columbia University.
Kathleen Ryou, MPA (Public Administration), has worked as a researcher and legal aid worker. Prior to joining Humanitarian Outcomes, Kathleen worked as a research consultant to USAID and Mercy Corps on a water scarcity project in Jordan, using both qualitative and quantitative. She also received a Fulbright grant to conduct independent research concerning North Koreans’ integration into South Korean society. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Refugee Status Determination Team Leader at Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA), providing legal counseling to asylum-seekers applying for refugee status in Cairo, Egypt.
Kate Toth, MSc (Development Studies), has worked in research and policy in government, university-based think tanks, and NGOs. Her research experience includes at the Center on International Cooperation, as primary researcher for David Rohde and Kristen Mulvihill's A Rope and A Prayer, and directing the LGBT policy agenda for a New York elected official. Toth has written articles, blog pieces, newsletters, and policy, and communication experience includes managing social media. Her Master’s thesis examined the implications of the distancing of state-sponsored violence – through use of drones and security contractors – on democracy. She holds degrees from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU and the London School of Economics and was a Fellow at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service "Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service."