The Year Ahead 2023: 5 things not in the ‘GHO’
Another year and another Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) is published. The 2023 abridged version (only 19 pages this year!) sets out the funding required, and the number of people in need for the year ahead. But sometimes the most fascinating things to look at are those that are out of sight. We’ve picked out 5 […]
How do the big agencies spend their money?
In the past decade, the expenditure of five of the largest humanitarian agencies has ballooned. In 2012, the combined expenditure of WFP, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, and ICRC was $12.7bn – a huge amount. Nine years later and the combined expenditure of these agencies was over $25bn. These are vast amounts of money. In the 2012-2021 […]
🚨 NEW: Updated Q3 October 2022 Forecasts
The latest funding forecasts show that most sectors are likely to bring in more funding than they did last year. Mine Action and Early Recovery are forecast to do significantly better than last year, and most sectors are expected to see an uplift. Many sectors have nearly beaten 2021 funding levels already Nearly all higher […]
So you want to be a Humanitarian CEO?
As reported in The New Humanitarian, there are calls for the next head of UNHCR to be a refugee with lived experience as a refugee. But how likely is that? And who is most likely to rise to the top of a humanitarian organisation? You’re in luck if you’re aged around 52 years old, from […]
🚨 NEW: Updated Q2 July 2022 Forecasts
Latest analysis by Humanitarian Funding Forecasts shows that most humanitarian sectors in 2022 are forecast to grow more than what we thought at the start of the year. Of the 15 sectors analysed, 9 are forecast to grow more compared to our initial forecasts, 4 sectors have had their forecasts revised down, and another 2 […]
Response Plan Projects: A Red Herring for Localisation
The thing that sets the rhythm of humanitarian crises (or to be more precise: humanitarian coordination) are response plans. There are different types to do with refugee crises, non-refugee related crises and sudden onset crises – you can learn more about the different types here. But the one thing that they have in common is […]
Do more severe humanitarian crises get more money?
Humanitarian funding is an exercise in prioritisation by donors. Donors have a pot of money in their budgets that they need to distribute to different places, and they have to ask the question: where will this money make the most impact? Of course there are other considerations (e.g. national interests of governments), but for today […]
🚨 NEW: Updated Q1 April 2022 Forecasts
Welcome to the first update of our 2022 funding forecasts. This is our Q1 forecast (called Q1 as it follows the end of the first quarter, i.e. end of March). It takes into account our initial Q0 forecast which feeds in historic data, and the most recent data on how things are going in the […]
Crisis Profile: Ukraine
On 24th February 2022, a military offensive by Russia led to a rapid deterioration in the security situation in Ukraine, and vast humanitarian consequences. Five days later, on 1st March 2022, two bodies that coordinate humanitarian affairs, UN OCHA and UNHCR, announced inter-agency appeals for the humanitarian situation. The inter-agency appeal launched by OCHA covers […]
🚨 NEW: Updated Q3 October 2021 Forecasts
This is our last forecast of 2021 and there are a few surprises. In this story we’ll guide you through the main changes and takeaways from our latest forecast, as well as note what this means for how we approach our 2022 forecasts. We produce quarterly forecasts on Humanitarian Funding Forecast – and all the […]