Research and Development

At a time when the effects of climate change, protracted conflicts and humanitarian crises across the globe continue to escalate, the need to respond and think creatively is more important than ever.

At the Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD), we believe that cutting edge, innovative research changes the way we think and react, which can bring about the transformation that can help realise the vision.

Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD)We are pro-partnerships

By carrying out original research on humanitarian response and international development, through our in-house research capacity, as well as in partnership with other organisations, universities and research centres, we seek to generate new thinking on development and important topics such as climate change, healthcare, education and gender equality.

We recognise that local knowledge is critical to this, so we work with communities to understand key development challenges and multiple forms of deprivation.

In our operations, we engage different forms of knowledge. These include the inspiration and guidance from Islam, and also scientific knowledge generated by researchers from FBOs, NGOs and academic institutions.

We welcome individual and institutional queries or ideas for collaboration.

You can contact us by calling us on 0121 309 0290 or emailing

Research at HAD

The Research and Development Team works with HAD Academy Fellows  to produce ground-breaking, innovative and relevant research publications. These publications are used to improve field projects and programmes, as well as develop policies and strategies, engage in policy discourses and improve resource mobilisation.

Our publications can now be accessed via the HAD e-Library.