Australia’s role in humanitarian response in the Indo-Pacific region, and globally, is evolving. This review provides an opportunity to reflect on Australia’s existing humanitarian aid and to leverage learning to strengthen future effectiveness.
Our strategic research program, Humanitarian Horizons 2018-2021, produces evidence to support more effective humanitarian action. We have a strong understanding of current Australian humanitarian programming and policy, as evidenced by our provision of technical support to DFAT, and leadership of multiple design and evaluation processes for Australia’s humanitarian programs. Some of the common issues and themes that have emerged from our work are outlined in this submission.