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.
Famine, COVID-19, and the Politics of Information and Analysis by: Anne Radday, Peter Hailey, and Daniel Maxwell “In war, truth is the first casualty.” Aeschylus Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC…Read More
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…Read More
Feinstein Research Projects
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.Read More
This brief lays out lessons from our study of famine information systems and considers how they may be applicable to the coronavirus pandemic response.Read More
The Politics of Information and Analysis in Famines and Extreme Emergencies: Synthesis of Findings from Six Case Studies
This study synthesized findings from six different country case studies, noting influences on data collection and analysis processes during emergencies.Read More