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What we do

Guide & advise

An independent set of eyes, skills and experience can revolutionise problem solving and help guide a better way forward. We aim to walk alongside our partners to fully understand their challenges and co-design a way forward.

Myanmar, Photography by Greta Carroll

Our Approach

We have worked with operational actors and donors on strategy development; authored sector best practice and guidance documents; and provided technical advice in programs and policy.

Our team brings a vast range of experience from different corners of the humanitarian, aid and development space, as well as outside of the sector. We are able to draw on this experience to work alongside organisations to turn good practice into better practice. We support agencies in adapting to a changing humanitarian environment, responding to new global directions and translating this into local action.

Our recent work

Our research and evaluation work feeds into how we craft guidance and advice for the sector. We have recently released tools and guidance on measuring localisation so other agencies can replicate the baseline studies we have undertaken. From our experience working on protection issues we assisted in developing the Australian Protection of Civilians Guidelines for the Australian government and have conducted policy reviews and audits for NGOs such as Water Aid and International Medical Corps and guidance notes on a range of the thematic areas for donors.


Sometimes you don’t need someone to do the work, you just need someone to walk alongside you as you discover, learn and test your own boundaries.

This is a way of working that proves fruitful and fulfilling – we are always happy to lend our expertise and experience in accompaniment of your work and goals.

Myanmar, Photography by Greta Carroll
Myanmar, Photography by Greta Carroll

Profiled projects

Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: Towards a Predictable Model

Name: Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: Towards a Predictable Model

Humanitarian Advisory Group joined forces with the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in producing the publication Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in Emergencies: towards a predictable model, launched in 2017, and in 2020, HAG, ACMC, UNOCHA, and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster response (AHA Centre) revised the publication. This update seeks to ensure that the guidebook maintains its accuracy and practicality for the region. It captures new and revised policies, plans and frameworks at regional and national levels, explaining the roles and responsibilities of diverse actors and coordinating bodies in each context. This update was developed in collaboration with key regional stakeholders to boost regional ownership and uptake of the resource.

Responding Together: Strategy for gender equality in disaster management in the Pacific

Name: Responding Together: Strategy for Gender Equality in Disaster Management in the Pacific

Organisation: Pacific Island Emergency Management Alliance

PIEMA engaged us to help it develop its internal strategy for the promotion of gender equality in leadership. We developed this strategy in close consultation with PIEMA, its alliance agencies, and agency members for whom the strategy needed to be relevant and useful. The ‘Responding Together’ strategy outlines how the PIEMA project should engage leaders across the alliance agencies to promote gender equality and support greater effectiveness in disaster response.