Localizing Compassion: Dr. Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre’s Insights into Germany’s Humanitarian Strategy

Dr. Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre has recently published a piece for the Centre of Humanitarian Action (Berlin) on Germany’s humanitarian strategy. The piece aligns well to the scope of the Research Training Group and as such, it is greatly recommended.

Executive Summary:

Germany is currently in the process of revising its humanitarian strategy for the next four years. As the second largest humanitarian donor by volume behind the United States, Germany’s strategy will have broad impacts on the sector. In this piece for Centre for Humanitarian Action, Deloffre takes stock of Germany’s performance on humanitarian reforms. While Germany performs well on providing quality funding, it lags in progress towards meeting localization goals. Drawing on recent advances in the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) localization policy, she makes recommendations for how Germany can make a more ambitious commitment to localization.

The publication can be accessed here