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  • 10 March 2020

Multi-year humanitarian funding: Global baselines and trends

A comprehensive breakdown of multi-year humanitarian funding, looking at long-term trends in donors, recipients and earmarking. Are Grand Bargain recommendations being met?

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Authors

Daniele Milani, Luminita Tuchel

Executive summary

A comprehensive breakdown of multi-year humanitarian funding, looking at long-term trends in donors, recipients and earmarking. Are Grand Bargain recommendations being met?

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Chapter One

Introduction

Introducing new research from Development Initiatives: establishing baselines and filling evidence gaps on predictable and flexible multi-year humanitarian funding.

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Chapter Two

Donor contributions

Read about recent trends and changes in the volume of multi-year humanitarian funding from donors.

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Chapter Three

Duration of funding from donors

Read about the duration of multi-year humanitarian funding allocations from donors.

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Chapter Four

Earmarking of funding from donors

Read about the extent of earmarking of multi-year humanitarian funding as reported by donors.

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Chapter Five

Country recipients of funding from donors

Read a breakdown of the countries receiving the most multi-year humanitarian funding from donors.

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Chapter Six

Recipient organisations of funding

Learn about the volumes and trends of multi-year humanitarian funding received by NGOs, Red Cross, UN agencies, other multilaterals and the private sector.

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Chapter Seven

First-level recipients’ reported multi-year humanitarian income

Read about the recent trends in multi-year humanitarian funding reported by first-level recipients and the proportion that remains short term.

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Chapter Eight

Financial tracking and reporting: Data gaps and challenges

Find out about the existing evidence gaps in, and challenges to, improving the reporting and tracking of multi-year humanitarian funding.

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Chapter Nine

Conclusions and recommendations

Read the key recommendations from Development Initiatives' analysis and interviews. How can actors improve the funding, reporting and delivery of multi-year humanitarian funding to better meet Grand Bargain commitments?

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appendix one

Methodology

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appendix two

Acknowledgements

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