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What is the Global Prioritisation Exercise?  

Humanitarian needs are rising rapidly, and funding is not keeping up. With needs growing, it is more important than ever that investment in humanitarian research and innovation are as impactful as possible.

Our research revealed that coordination around humanitarian research and innovation priorities remains low. Without coordination funders will continue to support research and innovation that leads to case-by-case solutions instead of tackling the systemic barriers at their roots.

The Global Prioritisation Exercise (GPE) aims to improve outcomes for people affected by crisis by amplifying the impact of investments in research and innovation and understanding the priorities at all levels. It will provide a detailed overview of the progress and performance of the humanitarian research and innovation ecosystem with a clear set of priorities for research and innovation funding and attention.

“Now more than ever, we must work together to ensure people affected by crises receive humanitarian response that is supported by coordinated investments into evidenced new solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.” – Jess Camburn, CEO of Elrha

Global Insights: The Humanitarian Research and Innovation Landscape 2024 Report

Drawing insights from 16 GPE global, regional and country-level research and consultations conducted over the last two years, the Global Insights Report 2024 provides the most comprehensive overview of the humanitarian research and innovation landscape to date. Read to find out more about how the report aims to stimulate a shift in the global humanitarian system through policy and practice changes.

Read the report


Explore our Reference group

The GPE needs expert advice and counsel to ensure its success, which is why we’ve established a Reference Group. Its members reflect a broad range of experiences and backgrounds, with a strong, proven commitment to research and innovation. They are critical to us achieving our vision of a world where people affected by crisis receive an effective and coordinated humanitarian response.

Meet our Reference Group

Related Resources

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A Return on Investment and Value for Money Assessment Methodology for the Humanitarian Innovation Ecosystem

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A Systematic Review of the Humanitarian Research and Innovation System

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Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultation Report

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West Asia and North Africa Regional Consultation Report

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Lebanon National Consultation Report

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Introducing the landmark report – Global Insights: The Humanitarian Research and Innovation Landscape 2024

Revealing the landscape of humanitarian research and innovation (2024)

Join us to launch a major new report on the shape and role of research and innovation within the humanitarian system. The global launch will feature a panel discussion and will provide an overview of the current state of the humanitarian research and innovation ecosystem, presenting the principal findings and recommendations gathered from two years of global research and consultation.

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