Financing for crisis

Improving humanitarian transparency with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and the UN OCHA Financial Tracking Service (FTS)

Humanitarian

This background paper introduces humanitarian actors to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) Standard and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS). It answers key questions about the purpose and functionality of IATI and FTS and explains how they work together. The paper was drafted by Development Initiatives […]


Humanitarian funding: What were 2016’s key trends?

Humanitarian

Global spending in response to humanitarian crises reached an estimated US$27.3 billion in 2016. Our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 provides detailed and comprehensive analysis of what’s behind this. Here are four key trends in where the money comes from and how and where it is delivered – and what this means for current and […]


Private donors increase humanitarian funding for fourth consecutive year but pace of growth slows

Humanitarian

New analysis published today by Development Initiatives (DI) shows that although 2016 saw a fourth successive increase in private donations of international humanitarian assistance, the rate of growth slowed significantly. DI’s Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 finds that private donations reached an estimated US$6.9 billion in 2016, just 6% higher than in 2015, following a […]


New analysis reveals significant slowdown in growth of international humanitarian assistance despite high need

Humanitarian

New analysis published today by Development Initiatives shows that while total international humanitarian assistance increased again in 2016, the pace of growth has slowed. Only four of the 10 government donors that provided the most assistance in 2015 increased their contributions in 2016, and there was a significant decrease in contributions from others. The Global […]


One year on from the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: have pledges turned into commitments?

Humanitarian

Exactly one year ago the Global Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict brought together governments, donors, multilateral agencies and civil society globally for the first time to discuss action on addressing sexual violence against women and girls in emergency contexts. This UK-hosted summit focussed on transforming political commitments into practical action. It was built […]


Public calls for better data and traceability in response to Nepal earthquake

Humanitarian

To date, a total of US$156 million in international humanitarian funding has been allocated to the Nepal earthquake crisis according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS). See our recent humanitarian funding analysis for the Nepal earthquake crisis. Development Initiative’s partner in Nepal through the Open Nepal […]


Record UN humanitarian appeal launch

Humanitarian

The UN launched its humanitarian funding requirements this week, with a record request of US$16.4 billion to meet the needs of more than 57 million people in 2015. This is a major escalation from the initial US$12.9 billion requested for appeals in 2014 – an increase of 27%. This is the largest request to date […]