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

Feinstein researchers extrapolate lessons about truth in the Covid-19 crises from famine analysis
May 11, 2020

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…

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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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Feinstein Publications

Classifying Acute Food Insecurity Using the Household Hunger Scale

This study employed an active case identification approach to identifying the worst affected households in communities and make recommendations for how classification could be further improved.

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Briefing Paper: The Politics of Information and Analysis in Famines and Extreme Emergencies: Synthesis of Findings from Six Case Studies
By Daniel Maxwell, Peter Hailey | June 2020

This is a brief on the full report of the study that synthesized findings from six different country case studies, noting influences on data collection and analysis processes during emergencies.

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