Section 1: Introduction
1.1 The purpose of the literature review
Decision-making lies at the heart of effective humanitarian action. During a response, humanitarian staff are required to make a stream of decisions: whether, when and how to intervene; how to address technical, logistical, political and security constraints; and when and how to cease operations.
by Leah Campbell
1. Summary and Aims
Following the publication of the 2015 SOHS report this inception report sets out the goals and scope of research for the 2018 edition and details its methodological approach. It incorporates the findings from a conference set up to review the methodologies used in the 2015 edition, as well as other lessons learned from previous after-action reviews.
Author(s) Knox Clarke, P.
As humanitarians we spend a lot of time debating what needs to change in our sector and why. But do we look enough at how that change happens?
Humanitarians, willingly or not, usually find themselves surrounded by change in some shape or form. It can come as an unexpected shift that escapes any plans or structure, or it can happen as a planned programme such as Humanitarian Reform, The Transformative Agenda (TA), and now the Grand Bargain.