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26 August 2015

Shifting trends in displacement from Africa to the Middle East

There has been a shift in the geographic and economic contexts of displacement, necessitating changes in who is best placed to fund and deliver assistance,
20 August 2015

International resources to humanitarian recipients are growing, but could better target vulnerability

Limited domestic finances in many crisis-affected countries means that international resource flows are vital. These flows to the largest 20 humanitarian r
17 August 2015

ODA to basic nutrition from DAC donors increased between 2012 and 2013

Aid to basic nutrition* from DAC donors stood at US$760 million in 2013, representing a 77% increase from 2012 levels. Overall official development assista
13 August 2015

Most humanitarian assistance is channelled to long-term recipients

Long, medium and short-term recipients of official humanitarian assistance from DAC donors, 1990–2013 This infographic was developed for our Global Humanit
6 August 2015

Percentage of humanitarian funding directly channelled through local and national NGOs is low, and falling

In 2014, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) received 18% of the total humanitarian funding reported to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitaria
5 August 2015

Tracking nutrition aid: DFID’s aid to nutrition is increasing

Official development assistance (ODA, or aid) is a critical resource for improving nutrition outcomes in developing countries. It can target those most in

Written by Jordan Beecher

Capacity & Capability Developer

4 August 2015

Meeting the need for better financing data to inform decisions during a crisis: What can the WHS deliver?

We know that global financing for humanitarian preparedness and response is much bigger and more complex than the limited picture we are able to see from e
25 June 2015

Changes to how aid loans are valued: how will it affect donor lending?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC)’s 2014 proposed rule changes to the way official d
23 June 2015

Outcomes from ‘Interactive Dialogue on Humanitarian Financing’, ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

The urgent question of how to meet crisis with financing is attracting a huge amount of attention right now. The  UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel o