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:

Action Contre La Faim (ACF)
Islamic Relief Worldwide
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Mercy Corps
CARE
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Holland
Concern
Norwegian Refugee Council
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Oxfam International Medical Corps (IMC)
Save the Children
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
World Vision
 

Research Questions

The study examined two key principal questions:

  1. What do humanitarian NGOs view as the primary external risks affecting their ability to carry out principled humanitarian action?
  2. How do humanitarian NGOs interpret, differentiate, prioritize and manage these risks internally?

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Contact

Please direct media queries to Abby Stoddard and general queries to info@humanitarianoutcomes.org.

Funding

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.