The Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC) is a humanitarian think tank based in East Africa that redefines the model for aid in fragile areas by using evidence of local models of What Works and by breaking down system wide barriers to using longer term thinking and context specific approaches.

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WASH Severity Classification (WSC)

CHC is providing technical support to REACH to develop the WASH Severity Classification (WSC). WSC is a set of tools and protocols that will enable analysts from humanitarian and development organizations to measure the severity of WASH conditions across various crises through an evidence-based approach that uses recognized standards.

Building Resilience Ethiopia (BRE)

CHC is partnering with Oxford Policy Management to develop an action plan to improve the integration of nutrition into early warning systems (EWS) to inform the scale-up of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) and Humanitarian Food Assistance (HFA) in Ethiopia. This will result in the better management of malnutrition in response to shocks.

Maintaining Essential Services after Natural Disasters (Maintains)

Extreme weather events have major impacts on the functioning of health systems in LMICs. Demand for health and nutrition services grows when this occurs resulting in increased exposure to infectious diseases and undernutrition. Maintains research project, which ended prematurely in June 2021 due to UK aid funding cuts, has improved the evidence base on how health can expand and adapt in response to these shocks.

Learning Focused Evaluation of the UNICEF response to the Cabo Del Gado Emergency

Starting June 2021, CHC is evaluating the UNICEF Cabo Del Gado emergency response, and will provide a preliminary assessment of UNICEF’s response to the crisis with a specific focus on the adaptiveness of the response and draw out key recommendations to equip UNICEF Mozambique decision-makers.

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Identifying the characteristics of an aid model

Effective service delivery models for fragile areas

The role of local organizations in fragile areas

Translating evidence of what works into action

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