Senior Researcher
Feinstein International Center, Tufts University


Areas of Expertise
Humanitarian Response, Humanitarian Affairs, Refugees and Displacement, United Nations Reform

Antonio Donini is Visiting Fellow at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University and Research Associate at the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. He works on issues relating to humanitarianism, the future of humanitar┬Čian action and migration. He has worked for 26 years in the United Nations in research, evaluation, and humanitarian capacities. His last UN post was Head of OCHA in Afghanistan 1999-2002. He has published widely on humanitarian, migration and UN reform issues as well as on Afghanistan. He co-edited the volume Nation-Building Unraveled? Aid, Peace, and Justice in Afghanistan (Kumarian Press); and is the main author of The Golden Fleece. Manipulation and Independence in Humanitarian Action (Kumarian Press). He is co-author of Planning From the Future: Is the humanitarian system fit for purpose? ( a 2016 report that examines blockages in the humanitarian system and the potential for a major overhaul.