OCHA Policy produces a range of reports, policy briefs and updates on a variety of issues in order to identify emerging trends and develop common or harmonized policy and advocacy positions among relief organizations.

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Humanitarian Research Digest: it highlights important research and publications that are relevant for humanitarian thinking and policy from organizations worldwide. It provides short summaries of publications and links to the full text that are available online. It will be issued quarterly.

Humanitarian Research Digest
November 2012
July 2012
December 2011

World Humanitarian Data and Trends: it presents global and country-level data and analysis on humanitarian needs, response and trends. It will be an annual publication, with the data also made available online. Download PDF >>    Download the data [Excel] >>

Policy Briefs: short analytical reports that highlight emerging trends and concerns that will impact on humanitarian needs. View all Policy Briefs >>

Policy Studies: they provide an in-depth look at critical issues facing the humanitarian community. View all Policy Studies >>

Policy Briefs

Humanitarian Innovation: The State of the Art
Hashtag standards for emergencies
Humanitarianism in the Age of Cyber-warfare

Policy Studies

World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2014
Security Council Norms and Practice on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
Aide Memoire for the consideration of issues pertaining to the protection of civilians in armed conflict