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 - July 2022
The summer edition of the Grand Bargain Bimonthly newsletter includes important updates on the final outcomes of the quality funding caucus, and the launch of the caucus on funding for localisation. >> Click here to read the full newsletter
Grand Bargain Annual Meeting 2022 - Outcome Document
Half-way through the Grand Bargain 2.0 iteration, endorsed at the Annual Meeting 2021, the Signatories gathered at Sherpa-level in Geneva on 30 June 2022, and virtually at Principal-level on 1 July 2022, for the Grand Bargain Annual Meeting. A high level of renewed energy was demonstrated by the Signatories, who committed to a number of concrete actions in the next twelve months to advance progress on the enabling priorities – quality funding, localisation and participation revolution. This outcome document summarises the conversations of the meeting, and the commitments put forward by the Signatories (Annex I). >> Click here to read the full document
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 2.0 - EP and Facilitation Group achievements - July 2022
Halfway through the Grand Bargain 2.0 iteration - what have the EP and Facilitation Group achieved since June 2022, and where are we going? On the occasion of the Grand Bargain Annual Meeting 2022, please find below a visual overview of some of the EP and Facilitation Group achievements in the last year, and the remaining priorities until June 2023. >> Click here to read
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
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.