Financing for crisis

Innovative financing for refugee situations

Humanitarian

How can the world better fund its response to humanitarian crises? This question is critical because humanitarian financing currently falls short in supporting people facing imminent, new or ongoing crises. The post-hoc, grant-based mainstay is well known to be too small, too slow, too short-term, too unpredictable and too reliant on the discretionary contributions of […]


Factsheet: Key trends in global humanitarian assistance 2019

Humanitarian

The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019 (published by Development Initiatives in September) built on this, presenting the most comprehensive assessment of the complex and evolving humanitarian and crisis financing landscape. This year’s report contains new and detailed analysis of financing to protracted crisis situations. To hear crisis finance experts discuss current and emerging trends, view our webinar, […]


Briefing: Key trends in global humanitarian assistance 2019

Humanitarian

Our briefing on key trends in global humanitarian assistance focuses on: how much is given, who provides it, where it goes and how it is delivered. Additional information on international financing at work in humanitarian situations (including sources and notes for the graphic below) can be found in our accompanying factsheet. Please sign up to our mailing list to receive […]


What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?

Humanitarian

To strengthen joined-up approaches to financing across development and crisis sectors, there is a need for more concrete discussions. Development Initiatives (DI) is running ‘Building coherence between crisis, development and peace actors’, a series of webinars that aim to bring together actors from all sides to lay the foundations for future talks on building greater […]


What do emerging trends in development finance mean for crisis actors?

Humanitarian

Date 1 May 2019 Time 14.00–15.30 BST Location online webinar Format A series of short presentations followed by a facilitated discussion, with an opportunity to address questions directly to presenters and panellists Facilitator David Donoghue, Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the UN until 2017 and co-facilitator of global negotiations culminating in the 2030 Agenda in 2015 and the New York […]


Intrinsic links between poverty and crisis: What the data tells us

Humanitarian

There has been increased recognition in recent years on the need to build collective humanitarian, development and peacebuilding outcomes to effectively tackle poverty, vulnerability and crisis. The Grand Bargain, which emerged out of the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, includes a commitment to enhance engagement between humanitarian and development actors, and the Addis Ababa Action […]


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 […]