Grand Aspirations: Dutch Relief Alliance and the Grand Bargain 2.0

Over the years, the DRA has delivered humanitarian aid to more than 4 million people in 23 crises worldwide, working together with more than 100 local organisations. The DRA has incorporated the Grand Bargain commitments in its operations model and sees a role in furthering these commitments to encourage more effective interventions and to reduce the need for humanitarian aid.

During the next Annual Meeting from 30 June to 1 July 2022, the humanitarian community will take stock on the progress made towards the Grand Bargain Commitments. DRA has committed to strengthening the role of local organisations in the planning and delivery of humanitarian aid. DRA also promotes multi-year funding and programming, and strives towards maximum accountability and community engagement. In doing so, DRA is working towards the operationalisation of the Grand Bargain commitments and the Core Humanitarian Standards.

With the Annual Meeting on our doorstep, the DRA took the opportunity to look within its own ranks to examine our own progress towards putting the GB commitments into practice. We looked at accountability, partnership, localisation, collaboration and innovation, taking stock of how our operations integrate the commitments in a number of our Joint Responses in countries ranging from Nigeria to Syria and Somalia. We let our partners do the talking: what do they see? How do they assess the DRA’s progress? And what still needs to be done?

Read the report here:

Grand Aspirations: Dutch Relief Alliance and the Grand Bargain 2.0

And have a read through our last report on the Grand Bargain.

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