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Featured Article: The Humanitarian Economy (IRIN)

International organizations often go to great lengths to show that they are promoting transparency and good governance in the countries in which they work, but how much do we really know about where and how emergency aid money is spent? In partnership with Local2Global Protection, IRIN takes a serious look at the size, flows, data and power structures of the humanitarian economy. IRIN identifies the “humanitarian one percent,” and examines the complex subcontracting arrangements and the quality and quantity of available data. It’s messy, complex, and shows a system badly in need of reform. Read the full IRIN report here.

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