The General Assembly in 1972 instituted World Development Information Day to draw the attention of world public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. The Global Humanitarianism Research Academy is an excellent example of an initiative with a comparable goal.The importance of information regarding world developmentThrough scientific research, the humanitarian community obtains new insight regarding the history of humanitarianism and the evaluation of humanitarian work. The Global Humanitarianism Research Academy (GHRA) offers research training to advanced PhD candidates and early postdocs. Therefore, trying to make sure proper and valuable academic research regarding humanitarianism is still being conducted in the future.The Global Humanitarianism Research Academy is a two-week training course organized in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross and with support by the German Historical Institute London. This year, it took place from July 11, 2016 to July 22, 2016 at the University of Exeter and the Archives of International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. Eleven participants competed in a very competitive selection process. Eventually, a selection was made. Fellows from Austria, Canada, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States were invited to discuss and review humanitarianism research and world development initiatives.