Part of our mission is to help the international community prevent and respond to humanitarian needs. We support international organisations and the UN particularly by sending personnel when additional or specialised expertise is needed. Our experts help in all stages of a crisis, from prevention and early warning to reconstruction and sustainable development. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are the organisations that received the most NORCAP support in 2018. We also work with regional partners including the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and national organisations and stakeholders to address challenges that require cooperation between countries to achieve sustainable solutions and build the capacity of local organisations and institutions. We have also joined forces with competency partners ranging from Statistics Norway to the United Kingdom Meteorological Office, who specialise in fields that increase our ability to provide expertise that is needed in the field.
NORCAP’s activities are financed by contributions from our donors. We are grateful for the generous support we receive from our institutional donors, private foundations and other partners. We view our donors as strategic partners, and work closely with them to reach our objectives, and to develop new projects and ways of working.
NORCAP’s main donors:
NORCAP also receives resources from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), UN agencies, the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), the US Department of state – Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, USAID, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and various other donors. Some deployments are cost shared or fully funded by the hosting organisation. and various others.
NRC/NORCAP believes in transparency and holds ourselves accountable to our donors, partners, staff and the displaced people we serve. To maintain the integrity of our work, we adhere to these principles:
Non-discrimination and respect for human dignity:
We are dedicated to providing support for the most vulnerable – regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, political views or disabilities.
We ensure that the details on how we work, and where are funds go, are accessible and visible. Our information aligns with the standards of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). Read more about our commitment to accountability.
Corruption, theft and mismanagement are common in many of the countries where we operate. NRC has robust anti-corruption and risk management systems. We hold our partners to the same high standards.
More than 90 per cent of NRC's costs are used in the crisis-affected countries where we operate. Our current administrative costs average between 9 and 10 per cent of our global budget. Read more about our finances.
Monitoring and evaluation:
We routinely reflect on our experiences and projects in the field, critically assessing our projects at the field and management levels.
At NRC, we take pride in the principles of our humanitarian action. Read our Ethical Guidelines on corporate partnerships.