About Humanitarian Policy Group

HPG work is directed by our Integrated Programme, a body of research designed in consultation with our advisory group. This is complemented by commissioned studies, communications and networking activity.

Our Integrated Programme

Since 1999, HPG has produced an annual programme of work that combines its different core activities within a coherent thematic framework. This integrated body of research is designed each year through consultation with an advisory group, and gives intellectual coherence to its work, helping to ensure HPG's effectiveness and providing a clear basis for the mobilisation of funds.

The 2015-17 Integrated Programme Proposal will look at 'a new global humanitarianism'. Download the proposal.


Funders of the 13/15 IP: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), British Red Cross, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Irish Aid, International Rescue Committee UK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Norway, Oxfam GB, Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Vision International

Download an overview of our integrated programme for 2013/15: full version

To see more information about the Integrated Programme projects and outputs, please click here.

Funders of the 09/11 IP

British Red Cross, CIDA, Irish Aid, MFA Denmark, MFA Norway, MFA Netherlands. Oxfam GB, SIDA, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Download an overview of our integrated programme for 2009/11: full version, summary.


Humanitarian Practice Network

Women meeting policy makers in Rabat (Flickr/Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Humanitarian Practice Network is an independent forum for humanitarians to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience. It publishes specialist resources for practitioners and policy makers alike and facilitate debate through regular events.

Visit the Humanitarian Practice Network site

Commissioned studies and evaluations

Middle East humanitarian research and practice partnerships  Flickr	Mats Lignell-Save the Children

HPG has established a strong record in carrying out large-scale and complex evaluations. These provide a valuable 'point of entry' for our work. They also ensure our work is strongly rooted in field experience, and that the evaluation process is informed by research and other studies we carry out. We are particularly interested in evaluations of strategic significance to the sector, where there are opportunities for learning and effecting change.

Full list of HPG Commisssioned Reports