non-DAC donors

ATHA Webcast - Follow the Money: How has aid measured up in 2012

Humanitarian

The GHA Report 2012 was featured in the latest webcast from Harvard University’s Advanced Training programme on Humanitarian Action (ATHA). The report was used as a focal point for wider discussion on the capacity of current funding systems to meet humanitarian needs. The three panellists, Tasneem Mowjee (policy2practice), Robert Smith (UN OCHA) and Julia Steets […]


Shifting structures, changing trends: non-DAC donors and humanitarian aid

Humanitarian

This report analyses the changing patterns in non-DAC donor development and humanitarian financing, focusing specifically on the key players and the changing trends in delivery and recipient allocation. It attempts to go beyond the numbers by providing some context to the data to try and understand why these government donors allocate humanitarian aid in the […]


Non-DAC donors and the transparency of aid information

Humanitarian

The Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) programme supports the aid transparency agenda and advocates for improved access to aid information. Without access to detailed, timely and transparent information it is impossible to say how much aid is being given, by whom, where it is going and when. An inability to answer these simple questions limits our […]


The United Arab Emirates reports to the DAC: one step closer to better aid information?

Humanitarian

This year’s Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) data release shows some interesting new aid information. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has for the first time reported separately to the database whereas previously it reported collectively as ‘Arab donors’ along with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The UAE’s reporting to the […]


Humanitarian aid and smaller donors: diversity, collective response and better data

Humanitarian

I attended Arcadia’s first annual conference in Bucharest, Romania on 25-26 November 2010. The conference, ‘Development, Trade and Foreign & Security Policies:  How Can Emerging Donors Make a Difference?’ generated interesting discussions from practitioners and academics on the growth of contributions from new donors, their different priorities, the role of smaller regional donors, the impact […]


The Global Fund and non-DAC donors

Humanitarian

The Global Fund for tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS is a type of financing mechanism which aims to pool donors unearmarked contributions in order to allocate the necessary resources to health related projects. Unlike other humanitarian and development pooled mechanisms which we examine (e.g. ERFs CHFs), this fund is sector specific. Created in 2002 the fund […]