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 2022
Grand Bargain progress is assessed in an Annual Independent Report, based on self-reports submitted by the Signatories and workstream Co-convenors. This year's annual independent review analyses the progress achieved and challenges faced by signatories towards the commitments during 2021. >> Click here to read the full report
Grand Bargain Bimonthly Updates - May 2022
We are pleased to share with you the final newsletter before the Grand Bargain Annual Meeting 2022. In it you will find brief updates from the Facilitation Group and EP's office Sherpa level retreat in May, preparations for the upcoming meeting with the workstream Co-convenors and caucus champions, and important updates from the Signatories on their individual implementation of the commitments. >> Click here to read the newsletter
“The work is not over yet, everybody now needs to continue delivering on what has been agreed”
On the margins of the Grand Bargain Facilitation Group (FG) and EP Sherpa-level retreat in Berlin in May 2022, three FG representatives reflected on the achievements of the Grand Bargain so far – and what needs to be the done in the year to come. >> Click here to read the article
Grand Bargain Self-Reporting Exercise 2021 - 2022
This year, 97% Signatories reported by the deadline for 2021 (62 out of 64 Signatories), which importantly demonstrates the commitment and engagement. The analysis of the findings from the self-reports will be published in the Grand Bargain Annual Independent Report 2022. >> Click here to read the reports
Guidance Note on National Reference Groups [ARA, EN, ES, FR, Indonesian]
The National Reference Groups (NRGs), led by local and national actors, will support unblocking barriers to quality funding and will ensure greater support is provided for the leadership, delivery and capacity of local responders and the participation of affected communities in addressing humanitarian needs. >> Click here to read the guidance note
Successes and lessons learnt of the Grand Bargain caucus on cash coordination
Following the successful endorsement of a new model on cash coordination by the caucus Principals, we are pleased to share with you a short infographic, outlining the process and some of the lessons learnt. As caucuses are a new tool for the Grand Bargain 2.0, we seek to learn from the successes and replicate them. We believe the caucus on cash coordination sets a good example on how to establish a caucus, ensure the right stakeholders participate, while at the same time providing transparency and sufficient regular information for those not directly involved. >> Click here to see the infographic
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 workstreams and caucuses 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 EU/DG ECHO and hosted by the Norwegian Refugee Council/NORCAP.