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.
Recent news - Biweekly update from the Grand Bargain
This is a recap of the most recent news, updated on a biweekly basis. >> Click here to read the news
Future of the Grand Bargain - Findings of the survey - October 2022
We are pleased to share with you a summary of the main findings, which will serve as a starting point to inspire the conversations at constituency level, taking place in the coming weeks. >> Click here to read the summary
Grand Bargain Bimonthly Updates - September 2022
We are pleased to share with you the September edition of the Grand Bargain Bimonthly newsletter, which includes updates on the process on the future of the Grand Bargain, the final outcome document of the role of intermediaries caucus, and detailed strategy and way forward of the funding for localisation caucus. >> Click here to read the updates
Process on the future of the Grand Bargain - September 2022
We are pleased to share with you the timeline for the next steps in the consultation process on the future of the Grand Bargain - post 2023, which will take place between October and December 2022. >> Click here to read about the process
Updates from the Grand Bargain caucuses
Caucuses were established to focus on specific strategic issues in an ad hoc manner, with clear objectives and a limited timeframe. >> Click here to read the latest updates from caucuses
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.