Policy paper

Promoting innovation and evidence-based approaches to building resilience and responding to humanitarian crises

An overview of DFID’s approach to deliver a prioritised, relevant and timely contribution to more effective humanitarian action.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



This paper provides an overview of DFID’s work to build the evidence base and catalyze innovation in the humanitarian sector. In addition to a summary and introduction, it comprises three parts. Section 2 sets out the aims and objectives of the strategy, locating it within the wider context of DFID’s humanitarian policy. Section 3 identifies the four big problems around which we are concentrating our efforts. Section 4 describes how DFID’s interest in this area is delivered.

Published 25 November 2014