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 - March 2021
The newsletter covers an update on the future of the Grand Bargain, clarifies some of the next steps in the process of determining the strategy for the Grand Bargain 2.0, and includes an overview of the number of Signatories using the harmonised and simplified narrative reporting template, and an interesting Grand Bargain in Practice story from ICRC. >> Click here to read the newsletter
Harmonised and simplified narrative reporting: Signatories using the 8+3 template
Under the auspices of workstream 9 (Harmonise and simplify reporting requirements), Co-convenors Germany and ICVA developed and successfully piloted a simplified reporting template (“the 8+3 template”). The 8+3 Template ensures quality reports while enabling humanitarian organisations to spend less time on bureaucracy and more on their core tasks. In March 2021, 15 Grand Bargain Signatories are already either implementing or actively considering using the 8+3 reporting template. Please see the full list here, along with an overview of main benefits of using the 8+3 template.
The Grand Bargain in humanitarian operations - NOW AVAILABLE IN GERMAN, ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH
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.
Joint INGO position paper on the Future of the Grand Bargain
Charter4change recommendations for the Grand Bargain 2.0
Development Actors and the Nexus: Lessons from crises in Bangladesh, Cameroon and Somalia
The Grand Bargain Bimonthly updates - March 2021
Grand Bargain Self-Reporting Exercise 2020 - 2021
“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.
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.