Leaving no one behind: Humanitarian Effectiveness in the Age of the Sustainable Development Goals
Adopting a shared understanding of what humanitarian effectiveness means
This study presents five overarching shifts in mindset and practice that contribute to greater humanitarian effectiveness. These shifts can also help advance change agendas such as the Sustainable Development Agenda and those for peacebuilding, climate change and gender equality. The proposed shifts have implications for international humanitarian actors and donors as well as governments, national civil society organizations and others contributing to humanitarian action such as private sector actors, militaries and diaspora communities. Achieving the proposed shifts will require a commitment, among humanitarian actors and other key stakeholders, to examine incentive structures and overcome persistent barriers to ensure their advancement.