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Global Hand Principles


Global Hand is in the process of developing a set of principles and values to ensure that aid given is good aid.



Global Hand Standards introductory page

Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC)


Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is a coalition of about 100 Canadian organisations working for the elimination of poverty in Canada and overseas. CCIC is involved in the analysis of Canada's aid, trade, and foreign policy, as well as promoting the humanitarian aid and...

The politics of principle: the principles of humanitarian action in practice


This report is the synthesis report of an independent study by ODI into humanitarian principles. In recent years there has been an outpouring of reflection on principles by humanitarian agencies, and attempts in several countries by groups of agencies to develop a more explicitly ‘principled’...

Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace


Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace: An Assessment of Voluntary Initiatives Addressing Business and Violent Conflict, and a Framework for Policy Decision-making, a briefing for corporate decision makers, reviews the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the...

The use of private security providers and services in humanitarian operations


A 2008 global survey of aid organisations conducted for this research revealed that the contracting of certain security functions to external professionals has become increasingly common among humanitarian operations worldwide. This trend has followed both the rise in aid worker violence and the...

Principles of International Charity


The Principles of International Charity were devised by US charities in response to an invitation from the US Treasury to propose ways of safeguarding charitable funds from diversion to terrorist uses. Eight broad principles have been identified to assist charities in developing their own...

Sphere Project


Sphere Project was launched in 1997 by a group of humanitarian NGOs and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. Its aim is to improve the quality of assistance provided to people affected by disasters, and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system, through the Sphere...