The Background Paper plots the journey of how and why this resource was developed. It presents exploratory research on the need for practical ethical resources within the humanitarian innovation space and the findings that informed the design of each tool in the Toolkit.
The paper introduces some of the key questions and frameworks associated with humanitarian and innovation ethics in order to prompt reflection on the challenges. It also presents the tensions inherent in humanitarianism, and in the practice of humanitarian innovation, in particular. We hope that it can inform and inspire your use of the tools.