1.4.1 Humanitarian reform

To achieve more effective humanitarian responses, a global humanitarian reform process was launched in 2005. The objectives of this process are to enhance humanitarian response capacity, predictability, accountability and partnership. This is so that the humanitarian community can collectively reach more beneficiaries, with more comprehensive, needs-based relief and protection, in a more effective and timely manner.

Humanitarian reform has four main objectives:

  • sufficient humanitarian response capacity and enhanced leadership, accountability, and predictability in ‘gap’ sector/areas of response through the ‘cluster approach’
  • adequate, timely and flexible humanitarian financing
  • improved humanitarian coordination and leadership
  • more effective partnerships between UN and non-UN humanitarian actors.