GHA’s new datastore has gone live today and includes the datasets that drive GHA’s work to map and quantify the world of humanitarian financing: the response to need, financing levels, where the money comes from and where it goes, the actors involved, the funding mechanisms used, and the countries and projects prioritised.
The data is drawn from a wide variety of sources, including OECD DAC, UN OCHA FTS, UN OCHA field offices, the World Bank and the European Commission, and has been streamlined to form seven core datasets. These are:
1. International humanitarian response – what countries in crisis receive from international governments and private contributions
2. Official development assistance – what countries give and receive in the form of OECD-defined ‘aid’ for sectors such as governance and security, education or health
3. Financing mechanisms – what countries give and receive through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), emergency response funds (ERFs) and common humanitarian funds (CHFs)
4. Funding channels – how humanitarian financing flows through the system, be it through the UN, government agencies or NGOs
5. Needs, crisis, vulnerability – what countries give and receive through the UN consolidated appeals process (CAP) and non-CAP appeals; what we know about need from the EU’s crisis and vulnerability index
6. Capacity – what resources governments have to respond to crises within their own countries; what investments have been made in risk reduction
7. Reference tables – summary tables on various indicators and indices
For the first time Google Spreadsheets have been used for GHA’s datastore, increasing the accessibility for users, who can download the data in a variety of formats, including excel and CSV files.
The data will be updated on a rolling basis, beginning in June, to include the latest data that drives our forthcoming GHA Report 2012.