Partnership with TMK
This research was carried out in partnership between Development Initiatives (DI) and the Refugee Council of Türkiye (TMK). TMK will be publishing a Turkish translation of this report in the near future.Visit TMK's website
Locally led responses require sufficient, quality funding provided as directly as possible. However, in 2021 only 1.2% of international humanitarian funding went directly to local and national actors.Read the executive summary
Funding to local and national actors
Local and national actors receive most of their funding through intermediary organisations despite implementing the majority of refugee programming.Read chapter three
Quality of partnerships
Respectful and equitable partnerships are critical to successful localisation. Barriers to the strategic relationships are exacerbating unbalanced power dynamics between donor- and recipient organisations.Read chapter five
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Overhead cost allocation in the humanitarian sector
Development Initiatives, in partnership with UNICEF and Oxfam, conducted this research on overhead allocation in the humanitarian sector on behalf of the IASC Results Group 5. This work informed the development of guidance which has now been endorsed and published by the IASC.
Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2022
The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2022 provides a critical overview of the crisis financing landscape. Development Initiatives finds that total funding has plateaued despite historically high demand.
Field perspectives on multi-year humanitarian funding and planning: How theory has translated into practice in Jordan and Lebanon
Important evidence on the reality of predictable and flexible multi-year humanitarian funding in the contexts of Jordan and Lebanon, with recommendations for the global Grand Bargain workstream on enhanced quality of funding.