About Us

Philosophy, mission, objectives, history

Humanitarian Benchmark Consulting (HBC) is a small team of dedicated and experienced humanitarian experts working within a social enterprise.

HBC aim to support humanitarian agencies to ensure a minimum standard in humanitarian work.

HBC was formed by four consultants concerned about the capacity building needs that became apparent during the humanitarian response following the destructive Yogyakarta Earthquake in 2006.

HBC was formalised as a company in 2009 with two directors, Dave Hodgkin and Mark Deasey.

HBC continues to respond directly to disasters in the roles of coordination, expert advice, evaluation and training, as well as working in disaster preparedness and organisational development.

Our specialisations are project design, evaluation and shelter coordination. Building capacity of local communities is important in all our work.

However HBC has a wide capacity to:

facilitate and evaluate change processes

develop trainings on humanitarian work, especially in training of trainers, shelter and international development

evaluate of humanitarian projects

organize strategic planning

develop manuals and guidelines

undertake contingency planning

As a social enterprise, HBC carries out a wide range of Corporate Social Responsibility non-profit activities, including managing QuakeFund grants, supporting waste recycling initiatives and establishing RedR Indonesia as a new training hub for disaster response.