PB12 A global humanitarian fund: a policy proposal

Development Policy Centre Policy Brief No. 12

By Robin Davies

March 2016

It is anomalous that the world is equipped with no global humanitarian financing mechanism akin to existing global investment vehicles for tackling infectious diseases and climate change. A global humanitarian fund, properly constituted, could help meet the $10 billion annual humanitarian financing shortfall, complementing crisis-specific mechanisms and directing most of its resources to protracted crises.

Davies, R. 2016, ‘A global humanitarian fund: a policy proposal’, Policy Brief No. 12, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra.

Ashlee Betteridge

Ashlee Betteridge was the Manager of the Development Policy Centre until April 2021. She was previously a Research Officer at the centre from 2013-2017. A former journalist, she holds a Master of Public Policy (Development Policy) from ANU and has development experience in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. She now has her own consultancy, Better Things Consulting, and works across several large projects with managing contractors.