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Abby Stoddard

Senior Program Advisor at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University

Abby Stoddard, a former aid worker, is a partner in the independent research group Humanitarian Outcomes. She is also a senior program advisor on humanitarian action for New York University’s Center on International Cooperation.

Ms. Stoddard performs applied research and policy consultations for governments and United Nations agencies on international humanitarian assistance. She is co-director of the Aid Worker Security Database, which monitors global trends on attacks against civilian aid operations. She currently sits on the board of directors for Doctors of the World (Medécins du Monde) USA.

She received a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in politics from New York University. Her publications include the book Humanitarian Alert: NGO Information and Its Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy (Kumarian Press, 2006), as well as many articles, reports and book chapters on humanitarian action, nongovernmental organizations and the U.S. foreign aid architecture.

Articles by Abby Stoddard

Why Aid Workers Are Targets

What happens to global development when humanitarian aid becomes a central component of military strategy?

May 14, 2013

Increasing Risks to Aid Workers? Part II

What should aid agencies do to enhance the safety of aid workers in militarized settings?

January 11, 2007

Increasing Risks to Aid Workers? (Part I)

What steps should the international community take to safeguard humanitarian relief work and workers in violent settings?

January 10, 2007