The revised ACT Humanitarian Policy was approved by the Governing Board in May 2021. The policy includes a set of reforms intended to improve delivery of humanitarian programmes in line with the objectives set out in the Global Strategy 2019-2026, “Hope in Action: Putting People First”. This guidance document is designed to support the implementation of these reforms. Early in 2022, a comprehensive Operations Manual will be published which builds on the ACT Alliance Response to an Emergency – Policy, guidelines, Tools and Annexes document. The Operations Manual will include more detailed guidance on the reforms as well as revised tools and templates. The contents of this guidance document will be integrated into the Operations Manual when finalised.