At World Vision International (WVI) Kevin Savage co-ordinates and directs research to build the knowledge and evidence base for policy and practice in humanitarian response through research. In partnership with academic researchers WVI collaborates with others to overcome the challenges of implementing research in disasters and ensure such research is relevant with practical findings that humanitarians can apply to improving outcomes. The present focus is on urban crises, cash transfers, protracted contexts, child protection in emergencies. Kevin presently sits on the steering committee for ELHRA (Enhancing learning and research for humanitarian assistance) and ALNAP. Past research he has led in various countries and crises includes the role of remittances in livelihoods, corruption risks in relief programming, social protection systems, the use of cash and vouchers in emergencies, longitudinal study of livelihoods in crises.