This position paper sets out views expressed by members of the VOICE Grand Bargain Task Force to improve the humanitarian sector and to strive for more efficiency for the 167.6 million people in need of humanitarian intervention worldwide. There is an urgent need for European actors to follow up on the commitments made, and to put the people in need first by making our collective work more efficient. With this goal in mind, this position paper proposes recommendations to improve the efficiency of the humanitarian sector.
With this report, VOICE has sought to identify the current challenges and opportunities of working in a nexus approach from the humanitarian NGO perspective and to support NGOs to engage with the EU on the nexus approach.
From December 2017 to May 2019, the VOICE network implemented a project funded by the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which aimed to contribute to a more inclusive and possibly a more contextualized implementation of the Grand Bargain (GB), by fostering NGOs' and frontline responders' engagement in the Grand Bargain. In the framework of this project, several workshops and events were organised at EU and at field level. The report summarises the main findings and recommendations of these events.
Report on the Grand Bargain workshops held in Lebanon in October 2018 and May 2019. The workshops touched upon the questions of sharing understanding and perspectives on the implementation of the Grand Bargain and fostering space for NGOs operating in Lebanon to bring a field perspective into the discussions.
Report of the workshop held in March 2019 in London on the Grand Bargain and the issue of Risk Management.
Report from the workshop on simplification 'The Grand Bargain: A vehicle for simplification?' held in Paris in November 2018.
VOICE, CARE and NRC at the COHAFA (Working Party on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid) sharing NGO perspectives on the Grand Bargain and good practices from EU Member States
Agenda of the Grand Bargain Workshop: A Lebanese NGOs perspective in the Grand Bargain implementation
VOICE workshop in Paris on the Grand Bargain and Simplification
The report of the Grand Bargain workshop in Somalia that was organised by VOICE, the Somalia NGO Consortium and ICVA. The aim of the workshop was to share understanding and perspectives on the implementation of the Grand Bargain and fostering space for NGOs operating in Somalia to bring a field perspective into the discussions.
The Grand Bargain Task Force organised the event "The Grand Bargain: implementing a humanitarian deal to leave no one behind" at the European Development Days 2017 on 8 June 2017. Here is the summary note of the session.
This report is a summary of the key messages and main outcomes of the workshop on cash organised by VOICE in the framework of its Grand Bargain project funded by the Belgian MFA. Participants explored the role and added value of NGOs in large scale cash transfer programmes all along the program cycle from needs-assessment to monitoring but also in relation to coordination.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight through current practices and examples the interest for both ECHO and its partners in implementing a multiyear planning and funding approach and to demonstrate which current challenges could be overcome by doing so.
The Localisation workstream in the Grand Bargain (GB) generates high expectations and enthusiasm and is expected to contribute significantly to the vision to “Leave No One Behind” as set in the Agenda for Humanity. Through this paper the Grand Bargain Task Force wishes to initiate a conversation with ECHO on localisation and to explore optimal approaches to achieving the 6 commitments of Workstream.