A Humanitarian Localization Baseline for Ukraine

Humanitarian Advisory Group, International Council of Voluntary Agencies, NGO Resource Center & Info Sapiens
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Date published
13 Sep 2023
Humanitarian Advisory Group
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Participation, Community-led, Local capacity, Partnerships

The understanding of humanitarian localization in the Ukrainian humanitarian response remains a key policy and practice concern for donors and humanitarian actors. While localisation of the humanitarian response in Ukraine is frequently stressed as a priority, there have been only limited efforts to date to build evidence, evaluate impact, strengthen accountability, and develop strategic tools that can facilitate practical approaches to local leadership and quality humanitarian response.

This study forms a baseline for localisation within the current humanitarian response in Ukraine. It was undertaken by the NGO Resource Center (NGORC) in cooperation with Info Sapiens, a research agency specialized in behavioural and attitudinal analysis of public policy. The baseline process was supported by Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG) and the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA). This research has adapted the Measuring Localization Framework and Tools originally developed by HAG and Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (PIANGO), as a common means of tracking progress at the country level.