K4D Helpdesk Report

Humanitarian Results Indicators and How They Relate to the SDGs

Published on 17 April 2017

Donor agencies use a number of indicators for humanitarian action. In June 2016, ECHO reduced the number of KRIs (Key Results Indicators) it uses from 113 to 35. In addition to the sectors covered in this report, ECHO also has humanitarian indicators for mine action and disaster risk reduction / disaster preparedness. DFID does not have any core humanitarian indicators at present as they vary across country offices.

The research undertaken for this report found very little publicly available information on the humanitarian indicators currently being used by key donor agencies. This report therefore relies heavily on expert input. Moreover, only ECHO provides detailed definitions for each indicator, which makes comparison across donor agencies very difficult.

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Strachan, A. L. (2017). Humanitarian results indicators and how they relate to the SDGs. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.

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