NGOs and Risk
In response to increasingly challenging operating environments for humanitarian aid, the aid consortium InterAction commissioned Humanitarian Outcomes to conduct a study of how humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) perceive, define and manage risks to their staff and operations. The NGOs and Risk Review was designed and implemented with the active collaboration of 14 major international humanitarian NGOs:
The study examined two key principal questions:
- What do humanitarian NGOs view as the primary external risks affecting their ability to carry out principled humanitarian action?
- How do humanitarian NGOs interpret, differentiate, prioritize and manage these risks internally?
- Residual Risk Acceptance: An Advocacy Guidance Note (September 2016)
- Report: NGOs and Risk: How international humanitarian actors manage uncertainty
- Guidance: NGO Risk Management: Principles and Promising Practice handbook
- Tool: Blank Risk Register template
- Additional resource: Aid Worker Security Database
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NGOs and Risk: How international humanitarian actors manage uncertainty was commissioned and funded by InterAction, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance and the U.S. Department of State’s office of Population, Refugees and Migration.