The Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2020 demonstrated that the efforts of Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs), UN Country Teams, NGO and donor fora and individual Signatories have resulted in an array of pilots, initiatives and programmes instituted at country and crisis level in 2019 in support of the core commitments and other areas of the Grand Bargain.
The Grand Bargain Annual Meeting 2020 took place online on 24 and 25 June 2020, chaired by the Grand Bargain Eminent Person, Minister Sigrid Kaag. Mr. Mark Lowcock, Emergency Relief Coordinator, joined the discussion on the second day.
Women and girls are negatively and disproportionately impacted by disasters and conflict. These crises affect their life expectancy, education, maternal health, livelihoods, nutrition, and the levels of violence they experience.
This report contributes to the broader set of efforts by women’s rights stakeholders to identify and share ways that the transformative potential of the Grand Bargain might also be realized for women and girls.
This video is an adaptation of the children’s book, My Hero is You, released in early 2020 to help educate children around the world about COVID-19. The original book was created by mental health and psychosocial support experts from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the highest-level humanitarian coordination forum of the United Nations.
This is the first inter-agency evaluation of the new IASC scale-up mechanism. The independent team found that the scale-up enhanced leadership and increased in-country capacities in the early stages of the response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique in 2019. This facilitated the provision of relevant and timely assistance. The report identifies key findings, critical gaps and lessons learned, and formulates 13 recommendations to improve collective responses in similar contexts.