Funded by

The French Development Agency, the Fondation de France, the Principality of Monaco

This cross-sectoral and multisectoral project includes several activities: knowledge and tool production, training and capacity building, knowledge dissemination and experience sharing. It is divided into three main themes: analysing crisis and post-crisis contexts, taking into account the environment and improving the quality of aid.

Crisis and post-crisis contexts

This area of work focuses on the intervention modalities of aid actors, their different interpretations of crises and approaches to aid. The aim is to cross-reference know-how and lessons learned from emergency and development practices.

This has resulted in several publications and studies:

Exchange workshops brought together aid actors on the themes of localization, the security-development nexus and partnerships between humanitarian and private actors.



This component aims to improve the integration of environmental dimensions into humanitarian programmes and to support organizations in their implementation.

Thanks to the involvement of the Humanitarian Environment Network, exchanges and debates are regularly organised. Summary sheets are produced at the end of these meetings (use of solar energy in the humanitarian response, ecological cookers, etc.).

A study on the environmental impact of forced migration resulted in two case studies in Lebanon and Cameroon. Another takes as an example the consideration of environmental issues at Humanity & Inclusion in order to analyse in more detail what is actually happening within an NGO.


Quality of humanitarian action

The challenge of this theme is to support the actors in the sector in their reflections and commitments to improve the quality and accountability of aid.

In this context, the Quality COMPASS has been updated to reflect developments in the sector, including the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). Training sessions are regularly offered to address quality and accountability management issues, methods and tools.

In support of these three themes, the implementation of an online e-learning platform makes it possible to facilitate new distance learning modules. This platform will be online in the summer of 2019.


The project include activities such as conducting studies, organising and facilitating discussion platforms, updating and developing tools and methods to evaluate and improve humanitarian action, and running training courses to increase and share knowledge.

During the project, which is co-funded by the French Development Agency, the Fondation de France and the Principality of Monaco, we are working on various topics with a variety of different groups (members of the Humanitarian Environment Network, the members of Coordination SUD’s Humanitarian Commission, the quality focal points of partner organisations, etc.). A steering committee will ensure that the project team and our partners remain true to the objectives of the project to improve aid practices in the general interest.

Supervised by

Véronique de Geoffroy

Deputy Executive Director (since 1999)

Carried out by

C. Heward
Charlotte Heward

Projects and partnership associate (since 2014)

Samantha Brangeon

Référente du volet "Environnement" (since 2015)

Valérie Léon

Trainer, researcher and evaluator (since 2012)

Michael Carrier

Quality Referent (since 2017)