What Do People Tell Us About the Humanitarian Aid They Receive?
In May 2016, the World Humanitarian Summit represented a turning point for humanitarian
policies. The Summit gave the impetus to seriously reflect on how to operate in environments
where people’s needs don’t coincide anymore with existing mandates and sectors. The
OECD believes that an effective humanitarian response is the one that addresses affected
people’s needs in a timely and efficient manner. One way to measure effectiveness
is to ask aid beneficiaries what they think about the aid they get. With this is mind,
the OECD initiated a first round of surveys during the cycle 2016-2017 in six countries
affected by different type of crisis : Lebanon, Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Somalia
and Uganda. Two years after the World humanitarian Summit, the OECD and Ground Truth
Solutions took another round of surveys in the same countries, plus Bangladesh. The
purpose of this second round of surveys is to assess whether the commitments made
at the World Humanitarian Summit, including the Grand Bargain, are having a tangible
impact on people’s lives in the most difficult contexts in the world. This paper provides
some answers to this question.