CIMG2134The international community faces humanitarian crises on a scale not seen since the end of the Second World War. The numbers of refugees and internally displaced people, particularly in the Middle East and Africa, are rising steadily. Funding for humanitarian assistance in response to internecine conflicts, natural disasters, and climate change has reached unprecedented levels. Globally, political commitment to harmonised, innovative and more effective delivery is growing. NCG partners and field associates offer core competencies in evaluating the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance.

We keep abreast of developments and discussion around key humanitarian, principles, policies and fora, including those stemming from the World Humanitarian Summit held in Istanbul in May 2016. We are intimately familiar with coordinating mechanisms for humanitarian aid at international and national levels. NCG also offers expertise in best-practice results and performance measurement approaches, and carries out ‘do no-harm analysis’ and conflict sensitive programming. NCG has engaged recently on the following thematic and operational issues:

  • Actor engagement with stakeholders in Norwegian-funded humanitarian aid, including the role of the Norwegian Emergency and Preparedness System (NOREPS)
  • Multilateral funding approaches for the UN system and the Red Cross Movement
  • Policy-based operationalization of humanitarian principles
  • Risk and vulnerability analysis
  • Mine Action Programs
  • Gender-based violence (GBV) including sexual gender-based violence in conflict areas
  • Child Protection and Emergency Education
  • Emergency education and teachers' training programmes
  • The humanitarian reform agenda, including the UN One initiative and the Red Cross Movement’s strategic harmonisation programme