HERE’s mission is to contribute to improving collective performance and the effectiveness of humanitarian action. We produce independent research, analysis, and advice in the form of policy reviews, evaluations, and studies – both that which is conducted as part of our own research agenda, and that which is commissioned by others.

To ensure our work remains relevant to those operating in humanitarian environments, we continuously engage with governments, the UN and other international agencies, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, NGOs, and other humanitarian actors.

Self-initiated projects

These projects are based in our own observations and assessments of the gaps between policy and practice. They are covered by funds from donors, and we carry them out independently.

Commissioned pieces of work

We are happy to consider pieces of work that partners would like to commission to us, that fit with our agenda, and our core research expertise.