GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER ANNUAL MEETING 2020
GSC Online Meeting 2020: Open Space Session on Roadmap for Research
Humanitarian actors are increasingly challenged. While constantly trying to respond to the increasing scale of crises and improve practice, they are more systematically required to provide the rationale for their interventions, implement programs based on evidence, and measure short and long-term impacts.
Resources and technical know-how available to conduct assessment, design program methodologies, capture evidence and measurement techniques are however limited. There is a significant lack of systematic research and peer-reviewed publications in the humanitarian S&S sector compared to developmental and social housing.
InterAction, with the support of USAID/BHA, facilitated two roundtables (June 2019 – London and July 2019, Washington DC), involving over 70 academic researchers and practitioners. This resulted in the development of a Roadmap for Research (R4R), currently underway, to provide a robust pathway for collective and agreed upon research pathway in humanitarian S&S assistance. The R4R is expected to be completed and published in 2020.