How Field Ready addresses the SDGs
Updated: Feb 12
What gets measured, gets improved. This simple idea lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals. Created following the millennium development goals, the SDGs set out 17 specific aims to increase development worldwide.
Field Ready has a decided humanitarian focus but our vision and objectives are much bigger than that. We are actively working to transform the aid sector for the better and we undertake development assistance to do this.
It is important to understand that humanitarian action addresses the failures of development and, as such, it is not something separate. Just like emergency rooms are integral part of hospitals, and hospitals are an essential element of public health systems, humanitarian action is vital to development. Connected and interdependent, humanitarian action – when done right – reinforces and supports development.
Therefore, Field Ready, even when working in the midst of emergencies, has an eye on how our activities support development. Our programming takes place ‘before’ disasters (often through disaster risk reduction), ‘during’ disasters (with our rapid emergency deployment teams) and ‘after’ disasters through recovery, rehabilitation and the long tail of reconstruction. This last phase can take decades to realize.
In each of these phases, we measure what we do and see our impact in relation to the SDG in clear ways. Here’s how we do this for each goal (click on the image below to read and download):