The team

Partners

Adele Harmer

Adele Harmer

Adele Harmer, MSc (Econ), has worked on humanitarian 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. Her work includes research on system-wide performance and reform, donor behavior, humanitarian principles, civil-military relations and operational security. 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 has authored numerous publications on humanitarian policy issues.
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Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey

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. His work has included reports on cash based responses, corruption, HIV/AIDS, analysing impact, remittances and dependency in humanitarian aid. He is currently the Director for the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC). 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.
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Katherine Haver

Katherine Haver

Katherine Haver, MIA (international affairs), has worked at the global and field level on humanitarian policy and practice. Recent work has focused on delivering aid in insecure environments as well as risk management, humanitarian financing and institutions, livelihoods and cash-based assistance. Before joining Humanitarian Outcomes, Katherine worked as a policy advisor for Oxfam GB based in DR Congo, where she authored reports on helping displaced people living in host families and better supporting community self-protection, among others. Prior to that, she was a research associate at New York University's Center on International Cooperation. Katherine is currently serving on the US Board of Directors of ALIMA.
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Abby Stoddard

Abby Stoddard

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).
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Glyn Taylor

Glyn Taylor

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.
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Associates

Monica Czwarno

Monica Czwarno, Senior Research Associate

Monica Czwarno, MRes (War Studies), worked for the American Red Cross in Greater New York as the Regional Manager in charge of capacity building and establishing innovative program initiatives by researching, evaluating, and strategizing areas of expansion in Mass Care (humanitarian relief) to ensure preparedness during disasters. Prior to that she also worked and interned with the International Rescue Committee, Exclusive Analysis and the Center for Defense Information. Her contributions include producing intelligence reports on world leaders, trend assessments on Afghanistan, strategic assessments and articles on terrorism and war. She holds a Master of Research in War Studies from King’s College, London, and a Master of Intelligence and International Relations from the University of Salford.