Coverage, Operational Reach and Effectiveness (CORE)

The programme on Coverage, Operational Reach, and Effectiveness (CORE) is the latest data-driven initiative by Humanitarian Outcomes to provide quantifiable measures on the size of the humanitarian sector as well as its capacity and reach in crisis-affected countries. Its first pillar is the Global Database of Humanitarian Organisations (GDHO), which tracks information on the programme expenditure, staff size, countries of operation and other key information on humanitarian providers worldwide. This data, combined with our methodology for calculating rigorous estimates, is helping to fill a critical gap in the empirical evidence base in the humanitarian sector.

The second pillar is the Survey on Coverage, Operational Reach, and Effectiveness (SCORE). SCORE focuses on crisis contexts that are difficult to access, and conducts surveys of people living there to learn what they see as the biggest constraints to their accessing vital relief aid and which humanitarian actors are the most operationally present and effective. The SCORE reports feature these high-performing actors and highlight lessons and good practices in hard-to-access settings.

The CORE programme is supported by the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA/USAID).