This is the official website of the Grand Bargain, a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who have committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action.
While the Grand Bargain is a separate and independent process from the IASC, the official website is hosted by the IASC structure, and maintained by the Grand Bargain Secretariat.
Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2021
Five years since the launch of the Grand Bargain, this Annual Independent Report analyses both the progress made and challenges faced during 2020, and the longer-term outcomes achieved since the Grand Bargain was established. >> Click here to read the report
Jan Egeland appointed Eminent Person of the Grand Bargain
Jan Egeland, Secretary-General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, will take over as Eminent Person of the Grand Bargain at the Grand Bargain Annual Meeting on 15 June 2021. >> Click here to read the news
Grand Bargain Bimonthly updates - May 2021
The May edition of the bimonthly newsletter includes exciting news welcoming our new Eminent Person, Jan Egeland, a brief update on the next few steps of the process ahead of the Annual Meeting 2021, as well as individual Signatory updates on their initiatives and positions on the Grand Bargain 2.0. >> Click here to read the newsletter
Reducing the humanitarian financing gap: review of progress since the report of the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing
The Netherlands and ICRC Statement on Risk Sharing
Grand Bargain Annual Meeting 2021 - Statements
ActionAid Policy Brief “Bargaining for Better: Bringing a Feminist Lens to the Grand Bargain 2.0”
Localisation in Covid19 - Experience of Caritas national organisations with humanitarian funding, partnerships and coordination in the Covid19 pandemic
As part of the preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in 2016, the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing sought solutions to close the humanitarian financing gap. Their report made recommendations to shrink the needs, deepen and broaden the resource base for humanitarian action, and to improve delivery. In relation to the latter recommendation, the report suggested “a Grand Bargain between the big donors and humanitarian organisations in humanitarian aid”. The Grand Bargain, launched during the WHS in Istanbul in May 2016, is a unique agreement between some of the largest donors and humanitarian organisations who have committed to get more means into the hands of people in need and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the humanitarian action. Currently 63 Signatories (25 Member States, 22 NGOs, 12 UN agencies, two Red Cross movements, and two inter-governmental organisations) are working across nine workstreams to implement the commitments.
ICRC support to Niger Red Cross - Engaging with communities to ensure safe access for volunteers in COVID-19 response
In its efforts to ensure that people and communities affected by crises influence humanitarian responses, and to increase and support multi-year investments in the institutional capacities of local and national responders, ICRC has been supporting the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to humanitarian needs in sensitive and insecure contexts. It contributes to their endeavours to build the trust and acceptance of people and communities in need.
Prompted by the effects of the pandemic, Belgium increased further its flexibility and decided to foster more coordination and collaboration between the Belgian NGOs in the framework of the Covid-19 response.
Australia’s investment in preparedness for a more effective, coordinated and inclusive disaster response configuration options
The Australian Humanitarian Partnership contributes to a more resilient Pacific by supporting and building capacity of local and national responders, and increasing preparedness for early action, two of the Grand Bargain commitments.
Examples of Grand Bargain implementation at country level:
Hover and click anywhere on the map to find out examples of the Grand Bargain implementation. Click here to open the map in a new page. This is not an exhaustive list of examples - for further information, please see the Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2020.
The Grand Bargain Secretariat is supported by ECHO and hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council/NORCAP.