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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

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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.

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Related Resources

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As part of this year’s Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) we will be hosting a hybrid event to share emerging findings from our flagship initiative, the Global Prioritisation Exercise. 

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