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 research as well as commissioned studies and evaluations.

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.

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 aims to provide solutions based on practical, evidence-based analysis.

Current research

We are currently working on a range of studies related to operating in insecure settings, notably Secure Access in Volatile Environments, a multi-year study designed to improve the evidence base on delivering aid in highly insecure environments; a review of policy and practice of NGOs and risk commissioned by InterAction; and a follow-up study on To Stay and Deliver commissioned by OCHA. All of our security work is supported by our Aid Worker Security Database, available for public access here. We are also working on system-wide policy and practice issues, including the recent completion of the second edition of the State of the Humanitarian System; support to Government donors’ preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit; an evaluation of multi-year financial appeals in collaboration with Valid International; a study on measures to reduce corruption in highly complex environments in collaboration with Transparency International; and technical advice to the High Level Panel on Humanitarian Cash Transfers to promote the use of cash in humanitarian response.

We welcome enquiries about our research, as well as our availability for future commissions and collaborations. Get in touch with us by email or telephone here