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Women from a local organisation in South Africa that provides workshops on women’s rights and training on Gender-Based Violence prevention. (2022, Lihlumelo Toyana / ActionAid)

Whose Bargain is this for?

Feminist perspectives on strengthening national civil society engagement with the Grand Bargain


The Grand Bargain was launched during the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, as a unique agreement between humanitarian agencies and donors to reform and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of international humanitarian action. With only partial progress achieved within the original five year timeframe, in 2021 signatories signed up to the Grand Bargain 2.0 which focused on two mutually reinforcing ‘enabling priorities’: quality funding and localisation.