2022 The State of the Humanitarian System (SOHS) – Full report

Obrecht, A. and Swithern, S. with Doherty, J.
Publication language
358 pp
Date published
07 Sep 2022
Research, reports and studies
System-wide performance

If you downloaded the 2022 SOHS report between 7 September and 2 October, please be aware that Figures 5 and 6 have since been updated to more clearly reflect the contributions of institutional donors.

The State of the Humanitarian System 2022 looks at the period from January 2018 to December 2021, as well as drawing comparisons with our previous editions to take a 15-year long view.

It assesses the size, shape and performance of the humanitarian system against key criteria over time. It is independent and based on evidence from frontline practitioners, crisis-affected populations, academics, policy-makers and donors.

It draws on a mixture of qualitative and quantitative data from primary and secondary sources, including evaluation syntheses, quantitative reviews, surveys, interviews and focus group discussions, and longitudinal analysis of our unique 12-year dataset. Feedback and research outputs from affected populations form a significant part of the report.