Living up to the promise of multi-year humanitarian financing

Living up to the promise of multi-year humanitarian financing
Nov 2017

The persistent gap between humanitarian needs and the resources to meet them continues to grow. Multi-year financing is often presented as a key tool for improving the allocation and effectiveness of humanitarian aid to protracted crises. It is also looked upon as an investment in actions across the humanitarian-development nexus to reduce need by strengthening preparedness and resilience.

The IASC’s Humanitarian Financing Task Team an-nual work plan, agreed in early 2016 and reviewed following the World Humanitarian Summit, includes an activity on multi-year planning and funding under the “workstream” (output 1) on adequate humanitarian financing, which is context appropriate and accessible to operational organizations on the ground. Concretely, activity 6 states: Commission a study exploring the scope and implications of multi-year financing in the context of multi-year planning, including on work across the humanitarian - development nexus.