How does news influence governments' policymaking about the allocation of humanitarian aid?

  • Scott, Martin (Principal Investigator)
  • Wright, Kate (Principal Investigator)
  • Bunce, Mel (Principal Investigator)

Project Details


This project was instigated, and research access facilitated, by the office of the UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. It is the first big comparative study of its kind, involving interviews with 30 top policymakers in 16 democratic countries. Together, these governments gave 90% of funding to the last major UN appeal.

Key findings

As detailed in article and the Conversation piece published 2021
Effective start/end date1/01/2031/12/20


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