Peter Hailey

Peter HaileyVisiting Fellow

Peter Hailey is a nutrition specialist with extensive international experience managing large scale nutrition specific and sensitive programs. He recently completed an assignment as chief of nutrition in UNICEF Somalia where he successfully led UNICEF’s extensive scale up in nutrition and cash programming in response to the 2010/11 famine. Prior to this, he worked with UNICEF and NGOs in emergencies around Africa, the Balkans, and Central Asia. In 2014, with a colleague he started a trust, Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC), based in Kenya working on issues related to a new way of working in the fragile areas of East Africa. His work for CHC has involved consultancies and research on adaptive learning, health system strengthening, surge approaches, localization and marginalization in Somalia, and resilience in East Africa and beyond. He is a member of the Famine Review Committee, an independent committee, supporting the Integrated Phased Classification System in countries where famine is a high risk.

He has published research related to nutrition information systems in emergencies and contributed to research on the 2010/11 famine in Somalia and on famines more widely. His passion is to be wild bush camping with his family in as many places in Africa as possible.


News Items

Daniel Maxwell and Peter Hailey publish article in Food Policy
February 3, 2020

Dan Maxwell and Peter Hailey published their article “Determining famine: Multi-dimensional analysis for the twenty-first century” in Food Policy. The article examines current methods of famine analysis and argues that…

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Dan Maxwell and Peter Hailey discuss the politics of information in Mombasa
February 25, 2019

Dan Maxwell and Peter Hailey presented findings from their multi-country study “The Constraints and Complexities of Information Analysis” at the Annual SMART Global Conference (Standardized Methodology for Assessment in Relief…

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Feinstein Research Projects

The Constraints and Complexities of Information and Analysis

This study seeks to understand the availability and quality of information, and the external influences on data collection and analysis for the classification of food emergencies.

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Feinstein Publications

Towards Anticipatory Information Systems and Action: Notes on Early Warning and Early Action in East Africa
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By Daniel Maxwell, Peter Hailey | January 2020

This paper reviews issues with contemporary humanitarian information and early warning systems. While the cases focus on the East Africa region, they have broader implications as well.

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Constraints and Complexities of Information and Analysis in Humanitarian Emergencies: Evidence from Yemen

A study of the effectiveness of the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) system, as it is used to identify famine and levels of food insecurity in Yemen.

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