Synthesis Report - Review of the engagement of NGOs with the humanitarian reform process

This report analyses the current state of global humanitarian reform efforts from an NGO perspective by synthesising a series of mapping studies carried out between November 2008 and February 2009 which looked at humanitarian reform in five different countries: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Sudan and Zimbabwe. The research was commissioned by a consortium of six NGOs – ActionAid, CAFOD, CARE, International Rescue Committee, Oxfam and Save the Children – together with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) as part of the three-year, DFID-funded “NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project”. The project aims to strengthen local, national and international humanitarian NGO voices in influencing the process of humanitarian reform and to propose recommendations for ensuring that humanitarian response can better meet the needs of affected populations.