IASC Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing met on 12 January 2021 to discuss (i) action points from the December RG5 meeting; (ii) Conversation with GB workstream 7/8 co-convenors on quality funding and complementary activities; (iii) 2021 RG5 workplan.
IASC Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing met on 15 December 2020 to discuss (i) action points from the November meeting; (ii) letter of the Grand Bargain Eminent Person Sigrid Kaag; (iii) nexus financing; (iv) and RG5 workplan.
IASC Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing met on 24 November 2020 to discuss (i) localization, including in terms of funding to local partners; (ii) update on the RG5 workplan; (iii) debrief on the webinar between the RG5 and the GHD; and (iv) funding flexibility.
IASC Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing met on 9 February 2021 to discuss (i) action points from the January RG5 meeting; (ii) conversion of RG5 flexibility measures guidance into standard practice beyond June 2021 and irrespective of COVID-19 context; (iii) outcome of nexus financing sub-group meeting in January; iv) way forward on annotated bibliography on RG5 members’ visibility efforts regarding quality, incl. unearmarked funding.
In the context of global economic downturn and uncertainty created by COVID-19, there is a continuous demand from donors for humanitarian actors to provide greater transparency, visibility, and strong evidence on the added value of flexible funding. The annotated bibliography seeks to provide a catalogue of reports for policymakers and practitioners, both Grand Bargain signatories and non-signatories, with examples of how different organizations provide visibility of humanitarian flexible funding and report on its impact on the ground.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on ongoing humanitarian crises have created a need to make funding agreements more flexible so that frontline humanitarian actors receive timely and adequate resources and can pivot as appropriate to COVID-19-related activities.
This note lays out the agreed Priority Areas of Work for the IASC Results Groups covering the 2020.
The IASC Results Groups have been encouraged to be concrete in their deliverables, to focus on activities that will have the most impact on field effectiveness, will support IASC Principals’ with their decisions and/or advocacy efforts, promise the highest return for investment, and are inclusive; ensuring systematic engagement with key relevant IASC and non-IASC inter-agency structures.
Purpose of the evaluationThe evaluation assesses how CBPFs have performed against the OCHA CBPF Policy Instruction between 2015 and 2018.Analytical frameworkThe evaluation team used an analytical framework to guide and inform the evaluation which is based on the CBPF Operational Impact framework (outlined in the Policy Instruction). The structure of the evaluation case study reports are in line with the framework, as are the conclusions outlined in the attached document.
A study on Field Perspectives on Multi-Year Humanitarian Funding and Planning: How Theory has Translated into Practice in Jordan and Lebanon. The overall proportion of multi-year humanitarian funding in Lebanon and Jordan was found to be insufficient to transform the humanitarian response. The limited capacity by downstream partners to absorb long-term funding and restrictions on the original grant were identified as other key obstacles to making multi-year sub-grants available.
A primary background document for the Grand Bargain Workstream 7 and 8 Multi-Stakeholder Accelerator Workshop in September 2019, analysing the barriers to increasing the provision and programming of quality funding.
The Results Group 5 on Humanitarian Financing met on 20 August in Geneva to discuss the following agenda:Finalise and agree key messages to donors on tackling barriers and encourage multi-year and unearmarked funding,Brief and discussion on 2020 high level resource mobilisation events,Reporting (deadline by 11 October) and progress on the RG5 workplan,Brainstorm on the 2020 priority areas of work,AOB.Please find below a short summary of the meeting.