HCRI Policy Brief Series

The HCRI Policy Brief Series provides short, policy-relevant briefings and recommendations on issues and concerns under the themes of humanitarianism, disaster management, peace and conflict and global health.

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The aim of the HCRI Policy Brief Series is to disseminate cutting edge academic and commissioned research in an accessible and meaningful way, engaging with policymakers, governments, humanitarian practitioners and the general public. We acknowledge that there still is a gap between academia and policy. Many research findings remain inaccessible to policy makers and (I)NGOs. With the launch of the HCRI Policy Brief Series in July 2020, we aim to contribute to bridging this gap.

The HCRI Policy Brief Series covers topics such as global health emergencies, peace interventions, refugees and humanitarian crises, for example. It aims to shares research evidence and insight on these complex issues. Typically, policy briefs advocate a certain position on a topic and provide recommendations based on evidence, and potentially bring neglected issues to the forefront of the policy agenda. Readers can find links to full research reports and additional information for each brief.

With this series, HCRI aims to provide a space for academics to write about the policy relevance of their research findings. The Series is open for contributions from researchers globally regardless of their institutional affiliation. Interested contributors should consult the guidelines for authors and contact us via hcripolicy@manchester.ac.uk. The series is currently edited by Dr Birte Vogel and Dr Larissa Fast.

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