9 October, 2021

Leading for impact: the measurable effect of diverse and inclusive humanitarian leadership teams

Subject / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Humanitarian / Coordination /
Leadership diverse

The study is part of our Diverse and Inclusive Humanitarian Leadership research program, which is funded through the Humanitarian Horizons research program. The project started with an examination of the benefits of diversity and inclusion for private sector leadership to develop a research agenda for humanitarian leadership. Through stakeholder consultations, it then examined the current state of play. Another project considered whether diversity influenced humanitarian decision- making, through a case study of leadership during the COVID-19 response. Again, we found that it does; who gets a seat at the table matters. As we show in this report, who gets to be heard matters too.