Michael Hammer

Title: Senior Honorary Research Fellow
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My academic background is in Geography, African History and Urban Planning which I studied in Hamburg / Germany and Dakar / Senegal. Over the last 20 years I have worked in sustainability consulting, human rights advocacy and peace-building with a strong focus on Africa, as well as organisational development, accountability and governance in the not for profit sector and with global public institutions.

My main research interests are in governance and accountability and transformation of organisations involved in provision, safeguarding and advocacy of global public goods including a sustainable climate and environment.

  • Mayhew, S., Van Belle, S. and Hammer, M. (2014) ‘Are we ready to build health systems that consider the climate?’, Journal of health services research & policy, 19(2), pp. 124–7.
  • Hammer, M. (2014) Chasing Avaaz: The challenges for international NGOs of accountability in advocacy work. Working paper presented at the University of Bath.
  • Hammer, M. and Cumming, L. (2012) Accountability Assessment 2011/2012 Results for the WTO, World Bank, UK DFID, and WHO: Summary briefing. London, LSHTM/One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M. and Lloyd, R. (2012) Pathways to Accountability II - the revised Global Accountability Framework. London, One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M. (2010) ‘Addressing accountability in NGO advocacy. Practice, principles and prospects of self-regulation’, One World Trust Briefing papers, (125).
  • Hammer, M. (2010) ‘A “public” duty? Building citizen focused accountability and oversight mechanisms in global peace and security governance’, in Besada, H. (ed.) Crafting an African security architecture : addressing regional peace and conflict in the 21st century.
  • Hammer, M., Peet, J. and Vincken, M. (2009) ‘Coping with uncertainty - Accountability challenges in global climate governance’, One World, 44(123)
  • Aba, E. and Hammer, M. (2009) ‘Yes we can? Options and barriers to broadening the scope of the Responsibility to Protect to include cases of economic, social and cultural rights abuse’, One World Trust Briefing papers, 2009(116).
  • Lloyd, R., Warren, S. and Hammer, M. (2008) The 2008 Global Accountability Report. London: One World Trust.
  • Blick, A.; Donnelly, B.; Church, J.; Hammer, M.; Weir, S.; Wren, C. (2007) A World of Difference: Parliamentary Oversight of British Foreign Policy. London. One World Trust/Federal Trust/Democratic Audit
  • Mayhew, S., Douthwaite, M. and Hammer, M. (2006) ‘Balancing protection and pragmatism: A framework for NGO accountability in rights-based approaches’, Health and Human Rights, 9(2), pp. 180–206
    • Adams, J. and Michael Hammer (2014) ‘Context and sustainability: Monitoring and evaluating humanitarian aid’, ONTRAC, (58).
  • Obrecht, A. and Hammer, M. (2013) Building a common framework: Mapping national level self-regulation initiatives against the INGO Accountability Charter. London, One World Trust
  • Hammer, M. and Cumming, L. (2012) Accountability Assessment 2011/2012 Results for the WTO, World Bank, UK DFID, and WHO: Summary briefing. London, LSHTM/One World Trust.
  • Obrecht, A.; Hammer, M.; Laybourn, C.; Ray, S. (2012) Building a common framework: Mapping national level self-regulation initiatives against the INGO Accountability Charter. London, One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M. and Lloyd, R. (2012) Pathways to Accountability II - the revised Global Accountability Framework. London, One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M. and Lingan, J. (2011) Empowering citizens: Realising service user involvement in UK Third Sector organisations through accountability principles in self-regulation initiatives. London, Goldsmith College/One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M. and Whitty, B. (2011) Accountability principles for policy oriented research organisations. A guide to the framework and online database. London, One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M. (2010) ‘Addressing accountability in NGO advocacy. Practice, principles and prospects of self-regulation’, One World Trust Briefing papers, (125).
  • Hammer, M. (2010) ‘A “public” duty? Building citizen focused accountability and oversight mechanisms in global peace and security governance’, in Besada, H. (ed.) Crafting an African security architecture : addressing regional peace and conflict in the 21st century.
  • Hammer, M., Peet, J. and Vincken, M. (2009) ‘Coping with uncertainty - Accountability challenges in global climate governance’, One World, 44(123)
  • Hammer, M. and Aba, E. (2009) ‘Any good reasons to cry wolf? Understanding and strengthening independence and accountability of the International Criminal Court in a political work’, One World Trust Briefing papers, (121).
  • Aba, E. and Hammer, M. (2009) ‘Yes we can? Options and barriers to broadening the scope of the Responsibility to Protect to include cases of economic, social and cultural rights abuse’, One World Trust Briefing papers, 2009(116).
  • Lloyd, R., Warren, S. and Hammer, M. (2008) The 2008 Global Accountability Report. London: One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M., Boutillier, C. and Uphadyay, A. (2008) ‘Ready for the global pitch? Making the foreign policy process in emerging powers such as South Africa and India democratically sustainable’, One World Trust Briefing papers, (110).
  • Lloyd, R.; Oatham, J.; Hammer, M. (2007) 2007 Global Accountability Report. London: One World Trust.
  • Hammer, M., Johnson, C. and Whitty, B. (2008) Who do you work for? Establishing a better match between justifications of research and effective accountability to claimed beneficiaries. London, One World Trust.
  • Blick, A.; Donnelly, B.; Church, J.; Hammer, M.; Weir, S.; Wren, C. (2007) A World of Difference: Parliamentary Oversight of British Foreign Policy. London. One World Trust/Federal Trust/Democratic Audit
  • Hammer, M. (2007) ‘Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You. Challenges and Opportunities to Realising the Responsibility to Protect’, One World Trust Briefing Papers, (108).
  • Mayhew, S., Douthwaite, M. and Hammer, M. (2006) ‘Balancing protection and pragmatism: A framework for NGO accountability in rights-based approaches’, Health and Human Rights, 9(2), pp. 180–206
  • Hammer, M. (2006) ‘Menschenrechte in Westafrika’, in Bielefeldt, H. et al. (eds) Jahrbuch Menschenrechte 2006 – Freiheit in Gefahr. Strategien für die Menschenrechte. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, pp. 187–195.
  • Hammer, M. (2006) ‘Pacification or Peacebuilding? Defence, Foreign Policy and Conflict Transformation”, CCTS Review No.30, March 2006. Available online: http://www.c- r.org/ccts 64’, CCTS Review, (30).

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Aside from my affiliation and collaboration with Keele University I work as an independent organisational development consultant, coordinating and managing the ROCsalt network. I also serve on the international board of Greenpeace.