The agreement is for 2017-2019. The total initial amount for 2017 is 205,5 million SEK, which is 25 per cent higher than in 2016.
“Sida keeps on leading by example in regards to Good Humanitarian Donorship and NRC is very thankful for this renewal of trust and very positive about the increased flexibility in the agreement”, says NRC Secretary General, Jan Egeland.
The agreement includes 40 million SEK for Rapid Respond Mechanism to allow NRC to immediately respond to new crises with lifesaving activities. It also includes support to thematic projects serving the wider NGO communities, such as ACAPS (The Assessment Capacities Project) and IDMC (The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre).
Sida is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government. The new framework agreement makes NRC the largest humanitarian NGO partner for Sida.
Sida is the first donor which agreed – in this new agreement – to allocate NRC “core funding” at the country level, with funding no longer being linked to a concrete project.
“This is highly welcomed as it will allow NRC full flexibility to address changing needs in a country and it will lead to simplified proposals and reporting, fully in line with Sweden’s commitments to the Grand Bargain”, says Jan Egeland.
Today NRC is running Sida funded projects in 18 countries.