🚨 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 […]

🚨 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 […]

2022 Forecasts: Year Ahead for Humanitarian Sectors

Launching a website that forecasts humanitarian funding in 2021 was slightly tricky, to say the least. The coronavirus pandemic created disruption in the global economy, and donors were by no means immune from the effects of this. The model we created to forecast funding in 2021 was based on a system of humanitarian funding that […]

A Typical Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

The season of HNOs and HRPs is upon us. It’s that time of year where hundreds of people worldwide spend countless hours producing two documents for their context: the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). 29 contexts produced these documents for 2021, and it’s likely a similar amount will be produced […]

🚨 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 […]

Understanding Protection: It’s not just ‘General Protection’ anymore

Protection is a word that encompasses many things in the humanitarian world. But there are four specific things that may come under the Protection umbrella. These are: Child Protection, Gender Based Violence, Housing Land and Property, Mine Action. Each of these is designated at the global level as an ‘Area of Responsibility’ of the Global […]

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A short story this week. In 2019, humanitarian plans were funded to the value of $18bn. It seems like a huge number, but we need to put it into context. We could put it into the context of what is needed. In 2019, $30bn was required to meet humanitarian needs (according to FTS). $18bn therefore […]

🚨 NEW: Updated Q2 July 2021 Forecasts

A very warm welcome to Humanitarian Funding Forecast! It’s likely this is your first time on the website, as we’re still very new, so let’s outline how this whole forecast thing works. We’ll be updating the website on a quarterly basis. We’ll be publishing new forecasts for nearly every humanitarian sector. What this means is […]

Humanitarian Recession: A Simple Framework

Humanitarian Funding goes up, and humanitarian funding goes down. That’s a statement of the absolute obvious. But beyond that, it’s still confusing to actually understand in what direction things are going. We have a maze of figures. Everywhere we go there’s figures, figures, figures. Charts, charts, charts. On OCHA’s Financial Tracking Service, on Humanitarian InSight, […]

Shock Resilient Funding: A COVID Case Study

Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket is an English-language saying that conveys a simple piece of wisdom. One of the things that keeps a system strong and resilient is diversifying. Don’t make everything dependent on one thing. Whether that be not investing all your spare cash in Bitcoin, or an NGO having multiple […]