Shaping the future: Our strategy for research and innovation in humanitarian response.

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Collaboration and partnership, including with people affected by crisis, improves the quality, impact and uptake of research and innovation.

This report is an external review of innovation partnerships in our Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), carried out by Kate Newman, Co-head of the Centre for Excellence in Research, Evidence and Learning at Christian Aid.

The review focuses specifically on the opportunities and challenges related to humanitarian innovation partnerships. It is based on a literature review and a small sample of semi-structured interviews with HIF stakeholders and grantees.

Based on its findings, the review considers the challenges from both the wider ecosystem and project perspectives, concluding with a range of recommendations for different groups of actors including:

  • donors,
  • global humanitarian organisations,
  • innovators external to the sector,
  • local NGOs, and
  • communities affected by crises.

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