Report

Country-based pooled funds: The NGO perspective

Published 17. Jul 2019
More than 1,000 non-governmental organisations have worked in partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to implement the vast majority of funding channelled through country-based pooled funds. This study brings together their experiences and recommendations to improve a mechanism that has become a staple of the humanitarian landscape and financing toolbox.

More than 1,000 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have worked in partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) since 2014 to implement the vast majority of funding channelled through country-based pooled funds (CBPFs). This study brings together their experiences and recommendations to improve a mechanism that has become a staple of the humanitarian landscape and financing toolbox.

The study, written by Christian Els, was commissioned by NRC and OCHA and partly financed through Swedish development assistance.

NRC and OCHA co-chair the OCHA-NGO CBPF Dialogue Platform, an informal forum for discussion established in 2014 to strengthen the partnership between OCHA and NGOs.

The full study will be released on this page in September 2019.

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