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Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2020 frames the crisis financing landscape. It provides a detailed picture of humanitarian needs and financing in 2019 alongside unique analysis of crisis financing to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic response.

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Featured work

Factsheet
22 July 2020

How are aid budgets changing due to the Covid-19 crisis?

This unique analysis sheds light on how Covid-19 has impacted aid flows using real-time IATI data on aid commitments in the first 5 months of 2020.

Podcast
11 August 2020

How is aid being impacted by Covid-19, and why is it so hard to find out?

In this podcast DI's Anna Hope, Bill Anderson and Amy Dodd discuss how aid is being impacted by Covid-19, and the opportunities and challenges to tracking changes in development finance in real time.

Podcast
19 June 2020

How can we give durable support to refugees in crisis contexts?

Ahead of World Refugee Day this podcast looks at how approaches to supporting refugees in crisis contexts could be more coordinated and sustainable.

Report
19 March 2020

Gender-based violence and the nexus: global lessons from the Syria crisis response for financing, policy and practice

How the global response to GBV can be strengthened by the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. With lessons from the crisis in Syria. Written by Sarah Hanssen, with support from DI's Carina Chicet

Blog
25 August 2020

How to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses

Amanda Thomas and Carina Chicet outline how we can use a keyword methodology to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses, and ensure more transparent reporting.

Written by Carina Chicet

Analyst

Background paper
10 March 2020

Multi-year humanitarian funding: Global baselines and trends

A comprehensive breakdown of multi-year humanitarian funding, looking at long-term trends in donors, recipients and earmarking. Are Grand Bargain recommendations being met?

Report
12 August 2020

Socioeconomic impact of Covid-19 in Uganda: How has the government allocated public expenditure for FY2020/21?

How will the Covid-19 pandemic affect people living in poverty in Uganda? This report looks at the Ugandan government's response measures in health, food, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Background paper
19 June 2020

Socioeconomic impacts of Covid-19 in Kenya

How has coronavirus impacted housing, transport, food security and the labour force in Kenya? This paper looks at government measures initiated in these areas.

Briefing
4 June 2020

Covid-19 and financing projections for developing countries

This briefing unpacks projections on the likely impact of Covid-19 on financing for developing countries. How can this inform the response to ensure no one is left behind?