Our services

What we do


We believe that as humanitarian needs increase globally, there is an imperative to invest in thinking – independent, practitioner-led, cross-sector thinking – that asks the difficult questions and develops bold propositions. We know humanitarian actors in Asia and the Pacific have much to offer the global discourse.

We provide a unique space for thinking, researchtechnical adviceevaluations and training that can positively contribute to excellence in humanitarian practice.

Monitoring & evaluation


Excellence in practice need evidence – about what works, when, for whom and why. We specialise in evaluation of humanitarian programs and action, starting with how results will be used. We bring a solid understanding of humanitarian principles, the importance of both protection and assistance in securing humanitarian outcomes, and realism – about working effectively and creatively in chaotic and complex environments.

Training & education


We have a solid track record designing and delivering education and training courses. With extensive knowledge of adult-learning methods and experience in training design, including the development of training materials, we pride ourselves on interactive and practical courses that deliver on learning objectives. We partner with three Melbourne-based universities to deliver lecture series, bringing the classroom alive with practitioner perspectives on contemporary issues.

Research


Our research aims to discover, document and inform so that humanitarian practitioners and policymakers can make better strategic and operational decisions. Whether you need a scoping study, a systematic literature review, a survey, or field-based research, we implement rigorous methodologies and produce independent findings that answer your key questions. We also invest in our own original research and analysis.

Technical support

Understanding your requirements and building effective client relationships is our way of ensuring we provide you with technical advice that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Our diverse experience, exposure to different country contexts and strategic relationships with trusted partners allows us to form a team that is best suited to your needs.