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.
The Grand Bargain 2.0 Structure
This is the Grand Bargain 2.0 structure, which was finalised following a meeting between the Facilitation Group members and workstream Co-convenors. The final structure reflects the workstreams that decided to continue, as well as the newly introduced elements in the Grand Bargain 2.0, including the National Reference Groups and caucuses. The visual also captures the remaining political challenges identified by the Co-convenors, which could potentially be elevated to a caucus in the future. >> Click here to see the full structure
Grand Bargain Caucuses - Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions
Caucuses focus on specific strategic issues in an ad hoc manner, with clear objectives and a limited timeframe. Caucuses meant to be a flexible and agile tool to unblock a challenge or identify a tradeoff among several stakeholders or constituencies that requires specific decision-making at senior level. >> Click here to read the guidance and FAQ
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 64 Signatories (25 Member States, 23 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 in 2020:
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 2021.
The Grand Bargain Secretariat is supported by ECHO and hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council/NORCAP.