The issue: A complex financing landscape means it’s hard to track funding flows and impact
Poverty, vulnerability and humanitarian need continue to challenge the world’s capacity to prevent, respond to and rebuild after crises. Funding shortfalls and short-term approaches persist. At the same time, global processes from the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction to the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Humanitarian Summit have demonstrated an appetite for change in the way that financing is delivered in crisis settings. A more diverse and complex financing landscape is emerging. This offers promising solutions, but also potential challenges – it’s complicated to navigate and difficult to keep track of the relevant funding flows and their impact on vulnerable populations.
Our role: Provide better information on humanitarian assistance and crisis financing to improve decision-making, efficiency and accountability
Our aim is to enable access to a shared evidence base on resources to meet the needs of people affected by humanitarian crises. We believe that decision-making should be informed by evidence and that reliable information is fundamental for improved accountability and effectiveness.
We make complex data and information clearer, more accessible and easier to act on. This includes key data on poverty, risk, crises and the financial resources to tackle them.
- Objective, independent, rigorous data and analysis on humanitarian financing and related aid flows.
- A strong evidence base for those involved in making decisions that lead to better outcomes for people affected by crises.