Global Opinions Formed This Work
Crescendo International works on a global level to strengthen local humanitarian response. We do this through partnering with global leaders to conduct research and develop systems to improve how disasters are mitigated and recovered from in the most effective manner. Currently we are working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to share a global survey of humanitarian response workers to gain insight into best practices. Click on title below to download the results of the survey:
Summary of Key Findings
1. Local and national organizations have a realistic understanding of their current capabilities and want to be able to do more.
2. Anger is building among local and national organizations in the humanitarian sector over:
a. The limited amount of money that actually goes to local organizations;
b. A lack of transparency in financial arrangements of subcontracting;
c. An absence of influence at the tables where decisions are made and a lack of support for building the skills to allow them to have more influence.
3. Current support for capacity building is not responsive to actual needs.