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1 IASC Task Team on Funding for Preparedness – Humanitarian Financing Group Resourcing IASC Preparedness Efforts - Tracking Humanitarian Funding for Preparedness

2 IASC Focus on Disaster Preparedness The case for more and predictable funding for preparedness – IASC involvement The Pilot Survey of Funding Humanitarian Preparedness in the Field Resourcing IASC Preparedness Efforts – the Way Forward

3 The case for more and predictable funding for preparedness - IASC Re Recognition that preparedness& DRR saves lives and is cost- effective GHD commitment to: Strengthen capacity of affected countries and local communities to prevent, prepare for, mitigate and respond to humanitarian crises Pillar 5 of Hyogo Framework for Action – Strengthening disaster preparedness for effective response

4 The case for more funding (contd) Norwegian commissioned study on the feasibility of a thematic CAP current aid architecture is ill-suited for funding preparedness/DRR preparedness activities represent a very small percentage of overall humanitarian expenditure small group of humanitarian donors fund the bulk of preparedness financing allocations happen after the fact lack of clarity on overall leadership and ad hoc coordination

5 Pilot Survey on Funding Humanitarian Preparedness SWG Preparedness Survey – 2010Framework Project, revealedFunding Gaps

6 THE EXERCISE Pilot Survey Summer 2010; Sample of six countries (Colombia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Madagascar, Nepal, Tajikistan) and one region (West Africa) where there is both a significant presence of humanitarian actors and a high risk for natural disasters. A) to understand what kind of preparedness support activities humanitarian agencies carry at country level and B) to understand in broad terms how such activities are funded. Out of the six target countries, five provided data concerning a total of 236 recent and on-going preparedness support activities. West Africa CAP and Medical Corps global submission. Country Number of reporting organisations Number of reported projects/activities Nepal 1366 Colombia 1017 Indonesia 1048 Ethiopia 1038 Madagascar 1667

7 LIMITATIONS Pilot Survey Limited sample size Definition of preparedness Under-reporting Selective reporting Identification of funding source

8 BRUSH STROKES Pilot Survey Broadly, a confirmation of what was already known: 1) Many humanitarian organisations engage in a variety of preparedness support activities, and these target local actors at least as much as the organisations themselves. 2) Humanitarians engage in short-term, small-scale initiatives alongside multi-year, multi-million Dollar programmes with a seeming lack of coherence and consistency; «projectisation». Target (1)Target (2)Target (3)Target (4)Target (5) Up to 6 months (including one/tree day events) 6-12 months More than 12 months (including permanent or on-going activities) Less than USD 100,000 USD 100,000 – 500,000 USD 500,000 – 1 million More than USD 1 million

9 BRUSH STROKES (contd) Lack of coherence and consistency seemingly reflected in funding: 1) The funding levels reported may be misleading and do not correspond to other pieces of evidence (e.g. regional CAP). 2) A variety of funding sources likely to reflect an ad hoc, «opportunistic» approach. 3) Lack of predictability a major obstacle to going to scale. Full fundingPartial fundingNo funding Humanitarian funding streamDevelopment funding streamBudgetary/Internal resources

10 MAIN CONCLUSIONS – Pilot Survey Fragmented approach – amongst implementers and donors – counters what is required: coherence and programmatic approach Lack of predictability in funding makes it difficult to go to scale Going to scale will also require substantially more volume Humanitarian preparedness laying ground for transition to recovery/development

11 Resourcing IASC Preparedness Informal IASC GHD Consultation October 2010 IASC Working Group meeting November year-long tracking of funding for preparedness through the FTS 2. systematically review country-based pooled funds – CHFs and ERFs 3. engage with the GHD with a view to stimulating discussion/supporting work on preparedness funding 4. collaborate with the SWG on Preparedness

12 Resourcing IASC Preparedness - The Way Forward Leadership: IASC Principals New Business Model Advocacy: ECOSOC 2011 Humanitarian Financing and Preparedness Innovative Funding Mechanisms


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