Donor agencies use a number of indicators for humanitarian action. In June 2016, the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Operations (ECHO) reduced the number of KRIs (Key Results Indicators) it uses from 113 to 35 (ECHO also permits partners to combine pre-defined key results indicators with additional custom indicators). In addition to the sectors covered in this report ECHO also has humanitarian indicators for mine action and disaster risk reduction / disaster preparedness. The UK Department for International Development (DFID) does not have any core humanitarian indicators at present. Indicators used by DFID vary across country offices. The research undertaken for this report found very little publicly available information on the humanitarian indicators currently being used by key donor agencies. This report therefore relies heavily on expert input. Moreover, only ECHO provides detailed definitions for each indicator. This makes comparison across donor agencies very difficult.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.
Strachan, A. L. (2017). Humanitarian results indicators and how they relate to the SDGs. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies