Experts Discuss Grand Bargain Process In Panel Hosted By New Humanitarian, OECD
New Humanitarian: It’s time to talk about the Grand Bargain
“When big donors and aid agencies signed the Grand Bargain in 2016, they committed to reforms that included greater transparency, bringing people who receive aid into the decision-making process, and getting more resources to local and national responders. But three years on — at a recent event hosted by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva — some in the aid community described the process as ‘endless,’ ‘top down,’ and a ‘smokescreen’ doing little to deliver humanitarian aid more efficiently. … So what’s next, and what’s needed? Those are questions the New Humanitarian and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) put to six professionals with expertise across the humanitarian sector as NGOs, donors, analysts, and campaigners…” (7/8).
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