Humanitarian Learning Centre

The Humanitarian Learning Centre (HLC) brings together accessible, operational learning with academic insights to enable more effective humanitarian response. In support of the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, HLC is a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, the International Rescue Committee and Crown Agents

Flooding in Cap-Haïtien

HLC objectives:

  • Enable access to relevant, scalable, and outcome-focused learning resources for enhanced operational effectiveness.
  • Co-create world class research and innovative thought leadership for doing humanitarianism differently in protracted crises.
  • Facilitate systemic change in support of local responders' increased participation in and leadership of humanitarian action.

The Director of HLC is Lewis Sida, an independent consultant

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Menstrual Hygiene Management in Humanitarian Emergencies

Until recently the issue of menstrual hygiene management (MHM) for women and girls in emergencies had been somewhat overlooked by agencies engaged in humanitarian response. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response

The World Report on Disability estimates that about 15 per cent of the world’s population have some form of disability, with disability prevalence likely to increase as a result of ageing populations and the global increase in chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health disorders. More details

Supporting Sustainable Refugee Return in Protracted Situations

Every refugee statistic represents a life uprooted and on hold...Refugees need sustainable solutions so that they can live in dignity and peace. More details


Famine: Lessons Learned

Report (2017)

Famine: Lessons Learned was produced as the world was responding to four potential famines simultaneously – in Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. More details

Do not forget the most vulnerable people on World Refugee Day

20 Jun 2018
By Tina Nelis, Brigitte Rohwerder