Resource Hub

Via our resource hub ELRHA aims to provide the latest highlights from our work aswell as relevant tips and links relating to wider humanitarian innovation, research, funding, and partnerships.

Relevant Publications

  • Research: How Do You Get It Out There, by VLIR-UOS

    The VLIR-UOS handbook provides tips examples of how to international organisations can communicate more and better about their research and impact.

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  • Using Evaluation for a change: Insights from humanitarian practitioners

    This study presents a simple framework on strengthening humanitarian evaluation capacities...

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  • On the Right Track?

    A brief review of monitoring and evaluation in the humanitarian sector.

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  • Time to Listen

    Hearing people on the receiving end of international aid

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  • Evaluating Humanitarian Action

    Top Tips and Hard Lessons is a short video by ALNAP where top evaluators share what worked and what didn't when evaluating humanitarian action.

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  • Scaling Plan

    Nesta has developed a toolkit to support organisations and individuals from writing a proposal to taking an idea to scale. This video demonstrates how to stimulate dialogue with internal and external stakeholders about growing a successful project.

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  • Core Humanitarian Standard and Guidance Notes and Indicators

    The Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) with the Guidance Notes and Indicators will be useful to humanitarian professionals and organisations involved in planning, managing or implementing a humanitarian response.

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  • How to write a good project proposal

    Nesta has developed a toolkit to support organisations and individuals from writing a proposal to taking an idea to scale. This video demonstrates how to create a quality proposal.

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  • State of the World Population Report 2015: Shelter from the Storm

    This report by the UNFPA is a transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world

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  • Enhancing Collaboration in International Disasters

    A study by The Conference Board of Canada confirms the greater collaboration between humanitarian and private sector organizations would contribute to more effective and efficient responses to international disasters.

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  • Proceedings of the Third UN conference on disaster risk reduction

    These proceedings highlight the five days of deliberations, discussions and presentations held at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

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  • On the road to Istanbul: How can the World Humanitarian Summit make...

    Bringing together 13 leading humanitarian thinkers to discuss challenges to greater humanitarian effectiveness, this report offers concrete solutions to many of the issues raised during the regional consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit.

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  • Global Emergency Overview

    ACAPS have released an updated Global Emergency Overview, which includes various country profiles, latest developments and key concerns.

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  • World Humanitarian Data and Trends

    World Humanitarian Data and Trends by UNOCHA presents global and country level data and trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance.

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  • Global Humanitarian Overview

    The Global Humanitarian Overview by UNOCHA is a consolidated appeal to support people affected by disaster and conflict.

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  • WHS Synthesis Report: Restoring Humanity Global Voices Calling for Action

    Humanitarian action is reaching more people across the globe. However, the system is under strain as it struggles to keep up with the growing need along with the increasing calls to put affected populations at the heart of action.

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  • Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies

    This report by BBC Media Action looks at the effectiveness of mass media interventions in enabling people to survive and recover in emergencies.

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  • State of the World’s Emergencies

    The briefing summarises the key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings.

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  • Shrinking the Supply Chain

    The report by OCHA highlights that as demand for humanitarian assistance rises, humanitarian’s dependence on complex international supply chains presents many challenges,

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  • Risk Reduction and Adaptations: Managing Urban risks

    A publication from southasiadisasters.net, advocating disaster resilience in South Asia

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  • Live online consultation: Principles for Ethical Humanitarian Innovation

    PHAP summary report of the online consultation event organized on 8 July 2015 by PHAP in support of the World Humanitarian Summit.

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  • Improving Humanitarian Coordination

    'Improving Humanitarian Coordination' presents themes and sets out actionable recommendations.

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Elrha in the Press

  • Armed with drones, aid workers seek faster response to earthquakes, floods

    Written by Gopal Sharma, Thomson Reuters Foundation, this article highlights the ‘Drones for Good’ Kathmandu Living Labs project supported by Elrha's Humanitarian Innovation Fund. 16 May 2016.

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  • Wanted: High-tech humanitarianism

    Written by John Holmes, Elrha's Patron, this CNN article highlights Elrha’s launch of its Global Research & Innovation Prioritisation Initiative at WHS and the importance on continued investment in humanitarian R&D. 21 May 2016.

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  • Data exchange helps humanitarians act fast and effectively

    The Guardian has featured one Elrha's Humanitarian Innovation Fund projects: the UNOCHA 'Humanitarian Exchange Language Initiative' - a quick solution to bring core humanitarian data across agencies into a single spreadsheet.

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  • Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response

    This SciDevNet.com article published on World Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May 2016), highlights the work of Elrha's Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) grantee IRC and their menstrual hygiene kits and subsequent research.

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  • Innovation, assimilation, and adaptation

    25 Jan 2015. Insights from Kim Scriven, Elrha's Humanitarian Innovation Fund manager, on research and innovation changes needed in the Humanitarian Sector. The Philanthropy Age article highlights two of the HIF's funded projects and how they are using their innovations...

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  • 5 most promising innovations for Ebola response

    Article by By Ma. Eliza Villarino from Devex names one of Elrha's Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) funded research projects in the top 5 promising innovations for Ebola response. The rapid, point-of-care Ebola diagnostic test is the result...

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Useful Links

  • ALNAP

    ALNAP works to improve humanitarian performance through learning and accountability.It is a unique sector-wide network which brings together the major actors involved in international responses to conflicts and natural disasters.

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  • PHAP

    The International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) is an association made of and governed by professionals engaged in humanitarian action and has been designed to respond to a growing demand for professional development and networking opportunities...

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  • ODI

    ODI is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Its mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable...

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  • Humanitarian Practice Network

    The Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) is an independent forum where field workers, managers and policymakers in the humanitarian sector share information, analysis and experience. HPN publishes the Humanitarian Exchange magazine on a quarterly basis, Network Papers exploring issues in more...

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  • CDAC Network

    The Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network aims to ensure that communities affected by, and prone to, crisis are better able to withstand and recover from humanitarian emergencies, and are actively engaged in decisions about the relief and recovery...

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  • NOHA

    The Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) Universities runs the Joint European Master's in International Humanitarian Action, an inter-university, multidisciplinary postgraduate programme that provides high quality academic education and professional competencies for personnel working or intending to work in the area...

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  • DisasterReady.org

    A free training resource for aid workers, DisasterReady.org provides access to the latest eLearning courses, live and recorded webinars, and other online training tools relevant to humanitarian preparedness and response. Training titles include Humanitarianism, Program/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, Management &...

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  • Mango

    Mango is a UK-based NGO focused on strengthening the financial management and accountability of other NGOs and their partners. They offer training, consultancy and recruitment services for NGOs globally. They also play a key role in raising financial management standards...

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  • People in Aid

    People In Aid is an international network of development and humanitarian assistance agencies. People In Aid helps organisations whose goal is the relief of poverty and suffering to enhance the impact they make through better people management and support

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Other Humanitarian Funding

  • Humanitarian Education Accelerator

    Innovating and educating in crises, funding for cutting-edge educational innovations that are ready to scale.

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  • The Ross Fund – Combatting the world’s most serious diseases

    Combatting the world's most serious diseases, The Ross Fund will develop, test and produce new products in developing countries.

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  • SVRI and the World Bank

    The Sexual Violence Research Initiative and the World Bank Group have jointly created a Marketplace for Innovation on GBV Prevention.

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  • Development Innovation Ventures

    DIV is a USAID initiative that supports breakthrough solutions to the most intractable development challenges by finding and testing bold ideas that could impact millions of lives

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  • ESRC

    The ESRC is the UK's leading agency for research funding and training in economic and social sciences.

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  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a philanthropic foundation that works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

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  • Global Innovation Fund

    GIF invests in a range of innovations with strong potential for social impact at a large scale.

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  • Humanity United

    Humanity United supports and invests in organizations, networks and ideas that uphold human rights and create a more peaceful world.

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  • The Wellcome Trust

    The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health.

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  • Horizon 2020

    Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)

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  • Ford Foundation

    The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide.

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  • IIED Humanitarian Research Funding

    The IIED provides funding through the Urban Crises Learning Fund for research projects that contribute to an improved understanding of the ways in which local actors collaborate with humanitarian actors for humanitarian response.

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  • UNICEF Innovation

    A fund aimed at technology start-ups developing solutions with the potential to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children

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  • OCHA Humanitarian Research and Innovation Grant Programme

    The OCHA Policy Development and Studies Branch’s Humanitarian Research and Innovation Grant Programme provides small grants for research and writing on humanitarian trends...

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  • DFID

    Humanitarian Response Funding from the Department for International Development

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