The Grand Bargain (Official website)
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 Bimonthly updates - September 2020
The September newsletter also serves promising news on progress on cash and joint needs assessments, thought-provoking reports on funding for gender equality, and stories of the Grand Bargain implementation at country level, which we always find encouraging as they indicate that we are on the right track with our commitments. >> Click here to read the newsletter.
The Grand Bargain in humanitarian operations
Four years into the Grand Bargain process, it is clear that the mechanism is acting as a lever for change and is having a wider impact in terms of a more cohesive, collaborative approach across the international humanitarian aid sector. These are a few examples of the achievements of the Grand Bargain to date that can be translated into practice at country level. >> Click here to read the 1-pager.
Envisioning the Grand Bargain - Documenting the Child Protection AoR approach to localisation from 2017-2019
The Grand Bargain in Practice: Australia’s investment in preparedness for a more effective, coordinated and inclusive disaster response
The Grand Bargain Bimonthly updates - September 2020
The Grand Bargain in humanitarian operations
Alliance for Empowering Partnership joins the Grand Bargain
“It is evident that the Grand Bargain is having a wider impact in terms of a more cohesive, collaborative approach across the international humanitarian aid sector – a crucial element in helping drive forward reforms of the whole humanitarian system.”
Quote of the week, 6 July 2020, Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2020
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.
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.
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.
To engage with local and national responders in a spirit of partnership and to reinforce rather than replace their capacities, Mercy Corps provided capacity building support to local Syrian NGOs.
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.