Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge’s publications reflect our research and reports, as well as what we have learned and where our program hopes to go in the future. Our program aims to contribute to and foster systems change within the humanitarian ecosystem through the sector’s uptake of the program’s learning and analysis. In efforts to do this, our program generates publications from the experiences, challenges and successes of Humanitarian Grand Challenge supported innovators. Through these publications, we provide information on important humanitarian and innovation issues, including barriers to scaling, humanitarian access, and in-depth case studies of structural barriers within the humanitarian system. These reports, case studies and learning briefs can be disseminated to the broader humanitarian community to influence transformative systems changes within the humanitarian ecosystem. The resources provided on this page can be shared and used freely – please see each resource for appropriate reference.
Featured Resources & Core Publications
Analysis of Barriers Affecting Innovations in Humanitarian Contexts
This report identifies and analyzes barriers and challenges affecting innovations in humanitarian contexts. This includes contextual and political challenges that have historically blocked innovation and service provision within the humanitarian sector.
Cite this report: Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge. (2020). Analysis of Barriers Affecting Innovations in Humanitarian Contexts. Grand Challenges Canada.
Descriptive Portfolio Analysis (Sense-making Portfolio)
This report identifies and analyzes the Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge‘s portfolio of humanitarian innovations, in order to generate insight on the key descriptive characteristics of the portfolio. It serves as a point of reflection on and synthesis of the nature and type of Humanitarian Grand Challenge investments in the space of humanitarian innovation.
Cite this report: Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge. (2020). Descriptive Portfolio Analysis. Grand Challenges Canada.
Grant Award Review
This report, commissioned by The Research people, assesses how well the Humanitarian Grand Challenge awarded innovations address barriers and gaps identified across the four thematic areas (life-saving information, health, energy, and water and sanitation).
Cite this report: Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge. (2020). Grant Award Review. Grand Challenges Canada.
Additional Open Community Resources
From innovation guides, to relevant innovation funding opportunities, and webinar presentations, check out these additional open community resources*.
*These resources are gathered from publicly available sources across the sector. The resources that appear on this non-exhaustive resource list are available elsewhere. They do not necessarily reflect Creating Hope in Conflict: a Humanitarian Grand Challenge and its funders’ policies or approaches.