• Since the establishment of the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) Initiative, GHD members have worked collectively to identify best practices for financing and supporting principled humanitarian action.

  • Disasters are increasing in frequency and magnitude. In just over a decade, the number of people in need of humanitarian aid has more than doubled. 

  • The international humanitarian community is helping more people than ever before. But with the price tag for disaster-related losses climbing, funds must be used as efficiently and effectively as possible to meet current and future needs.


The Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) initiative is an informal donor forum and network which facilitates collective advancement of GHD principles and good practices. It recognises that, by working together, donors can more effectively encourage and stimulate principled donor behaviour and, by extension, improved humanitarian action.

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