During 2014, Groupe URD worked on a number of fundamental issues, such as the Quality of aid (taking part in the development of the new Core Humanitairan Standard), early recovery, measuring resilience, urban reconstruction, and health risks. The work of the Haiti Observatory continued, and the Malian context was the focus of a large number of studies and evaluations. There was increased activity in the area of methodological and organizational support, and continued work with institutional actors to define strategic and operational plans.