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Evaluations and Research

Over the past four years, humanitarian action has been challenged and stress-tested in both new and familiar ways. Fundamental questions are resurfacing about what the humanitarian system is for, what its place is in the wider social fabric, and how well it is performing. The State of the Humanitarian System report (SOHS) is ALNAP’s flagship report assessing the size, shape, and performance of the humanitarian sector against key criteria over time. The findings have been organized around these core questions, with three fundamental ones framing the report: What is the system? What is it achieving? How is it working?