​Since the 1990s, western humanitarian organizations have increasingly been concerned with developing tools to assess the efficiency of aid delivery, and convincingly communicate organizational transparency and accountability to stakeholders. A range of local and transnational civic actors are crucial providers of humanitarian assistance too. How do they understand accountability, and through what accountability mechanisms do they operate?

​In this roundtable closed seminar, Henrik Buljo Anstorp and Cindy Horst will briefly present a recent PRIO report, after which Senior Humanitarian Advisor Thomas Qviller (CARE) and director of civic organization Masahat, Zeina Bali will provide comments to the report. A debate will then be moderated by PRIO Research Director Marta Bivand Erdal.