The Réseau Logistique Humanitaire (Humanitarian Logistics Network – RLH) has published a new research report based on an analysis of logistics practices in the humanitarian sector and also considers progress in the private sector, which has put efficiency at the heart of its logistics strategies for a long time. Logistics in the private sector has indeed, for the most part, moved towards the outsourcing and pooling of logistics services, even between competing companies, with the double objective of reducing operational costs and increasing end customer satisfaction levels.

Neither the outsourcing of logistics services nor interNGO pooling are sufficiently developed practices in the humanitarian sector. Furthermore, the limited logistics capacity of the countries where humanitarian interventions are carried out requires more collaboration between organisations to optimise existing resources.

This report recommends a change in operational strategy, moving from a model of fundraising and using funds to a model of fundraising and optimising these funds.

For more information and to download a PDF copy of the report, click here.