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 publish about hunger deaths in The New Humanitarian
February 8, 2021

Daniel Maxwell, Peter Hailey, and colleagues published an article in The New Humanitarian, which discuses how humanitarians must focus on the loss of death and urgently preventing it rather than…

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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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Feinstein Publications

Seeing in the Dark: Real-Time Monitoring in Humanitarian Crises

This paper reviews real-time monitoring (RTM), how it fits into a humanitarian information system, how systems quickly adjusted toward RTM in 2020, and provides a series of case studies of RTM systems, their objectives, and their outcomes. 

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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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