According to The Aid Files 2021 was another incredibly challenging year for NGOs across the world and as we prepare for our third year of global pandemic. This video report from GOONJ in India illustrates how terrible the experience has been for many, and outlines the challenges of the coming year.

It may just be the most sweeping revolution you’ve never heard of, but as the world is transfixed by China’s digital advancements, its internet juggernauts and frenetic innovation in the last decade, India is undergoing its own upheaval measured in terabytes, largely away from the international media spotlight. Some 1.2 billion people are now registered on Aadhaar, the national biometric digital identity programme introduced in 2009. INSEAD’s recent blog notes that more than 80 percent of Indian adults now have at least one digital financial account.

This of course is having a massive impact on the performance of local markets and the ways in which humanitarian assistance can be provided. 2022 will see HLA’s launch of several policy and advocacy groups. The Local Procurement Learning Partnership (LPLP), founded in 2021, will focus on gathering evidence for change within the aid sector. The impact of the pandemic and the huge digital advancements will become a significant focus as will the need to forecast transport capacity requirements ahead of time to help mitigate shipping bottlenecks.

As noted in Bollore Logistics’ recent newsletter, the current health crisis has had a chaotic and never-before-seen impact on both local and international freight transportation and across all modes.

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