Time for an alternative humanitarian response funding model

Until now, success in disaster response has been measured by the number of people reached during and after an emergency. The recent response to Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines shows us how we should empower local actors to take the lead so they will need less outside help, writes Oxfam America President Ray Offenheiser.

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  • Ray Offenheiser

    Ray Offenheiser is president of Oxfam America. With more than 30 years of international development experience as a field programmer, grant-maker and executive in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the United States, Offenheiser is a recognized leader on issues such as poverty alleviation, human rights, foreign policy and international development.