In response to continually challenging operating environments for humanitarian aid, InterAction commissioned Humanitarian Outcomes to conduct a study of how the major humanitarian NGOs perceive, define and manage risks to their organizations and operations. The NGO Risk Review centered on a participant group of 14 international non-governmental organizations from among the largest and most field-present humanitarian operators.
The study examined two key principal questions:
• What do humanitarian NGOs view as the primary external risks affecting their ability to carry out principled humanitarian action?
• How do humanitarian NGOs interpret, differentiate, prioritize and manage these risks internally?