The humanitarian system has experienced many changes in recent years. Many countries have considerably strengthened national disaster management capacity and coordination of humanitarian assistance. The number of national NGOs has grown and their influence and there has been a notable cultural/geographic diversification of international NGOs. The Transformative Agenda pursued by the IASC has addressed some of the shortcomings of the systems and lessons from major disasters in 2010. Humanitarian action is also influenced by changes in the development assistance system and trends in UN Security Council mandates, including the development of systems and tools to support transitions in line with past and new QCPR recommendations, the peace building architecture, integrated UN missions, and the protection of civilians agenda.