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Shaping policy for development

An overview of Lagoro IDP camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda, 20 May 2007. Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
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Matthew Foley
Matthew Foley

Matthew Foley

HPG Managing Editor, Humanitarian Policy Group

Experienced in professional publishing in the research sector. Responsibilities include the production of all HPG publications, including HPN publications, HPG Reports and Briefing Papers.

Mauritanian herder seeks pasture during 2012 Sahel food security crisis
Mauritanian herder seeks pasture during 2012 Sahel food security crisis

License: Creative Commons
Credit: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam
Source: Flickr

HPG Integrated Programme 2013-15

Projects - March 2013 to March 2015
This is the eleventh Integrated Programme (IP) of work proposed for funding by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG). The projects constitute the core of HPG’s research work in 2013–15, combining policy-relevant research and engagement, humanitarian practice, academic engagement and a vigorous and extensive public affairs programme of events, conferences and media work.
Herbert Hoover and the European Relief Council
Herbert Hoover and the European Relief Council

Brooklyn NY, Herbert Hoover and Miss Kitty Dalton of the Knights of Columbus inspecting supplies to be sent to starving European children by the European Relief Council.
License: Public Domain
Credit: Underwood & Underwood
Source: Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

Global history of modern humanitarian action

Projects - March 2011 to March 2015
This research project seeks to promote the use of history in the practice and policy-making of humanitarian action. The aim is to help the sector better understand its history and make greater use of historical analysis and lessons in current discussions and debates aimed at improving humanitarian action.
Matthew Foley

Aid and war: a response to Linda Polman's critique of humanitarianism

Opinion - Articles and blogs - 4 May 2010

In a rare joint Opinion, the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI examines criticisms of humanitarian aid in a new book by Dutch journalist Linda Polman. While agreeing that humanitarian aid has had perverse effects, the Opinion argues that the picture is no longer as bleak as suggested. Humanitarian agencies have learned the lessons of the past, and now work in a more professional, coordinated and monitored way than in previous decades.