Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund Annual Report 2013
Funding for the Sudan CHF is in drastic decline: from USD 80 million in 2012 to USD 56 million in 2013 and down to an expected USD 43 million for 2014. While CHF funding dropped by 23 per cent from 2013 to 2014, the actual humanitarian need in Sudan increased by 37 per cent (in terms of beneficiary numbers).
Since 2006 the Sudan CHF has seen steady support from 8 key donors, however from 2012 to 2013 two of those donors discontinued funding (Australia and Spain), three decreased overall funding (United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Sweden for a total of US $ 16 million), one donor maintained the same amount (Norway) and only one donor (Ireland) increased funding. No new donors came onboard in 2013.
Over the past three years Sudan has seen a growing reliance of CERF versus the CHF: in 2011 the CERF was 11 per cent of the CHF, while in 2013 it has grown to 71 per cent.
Reports from sectors continue to highlight the importance of the Core Pipelines allocated to UN Agencies in ensuring timely response to sudden onset needs early in the year, as well as securing inputs for NGOs who sometimes have more cumbersome import procedures.
Enhanced monitoring of gender mainstreaming in project implementation showed that gender concerns were carried through to the implementation stage.
The CHF continued the trend of increasing the proportion of funding provided to national NGOs from four per cent in 2010, to nine per cent in 2012, to 11 per cent in 2013.
Most sectors report to have higher output than originally planned resulting from the high levels of displacements.
The health, nutrition and WASH sector report that the early procurement and predisposition of the core pipeline materials enabled them to respond to the increased humanitarian need.
Implementing partners are also reporting that some of their projects have been delayed as movement of materials and personnel has been restricted due to insecurity. Projects in Darfur have been particularly affected by the upsurge in violence.
The CHF as a funding mechanism has continued to mature and has become more robust. Projects are being more closely followed up by another leap in field monitoring practices and reporting routines.
The rolling out of the CHF online database has also been an advance of the CHF by easing the flow of information between the CHF secretariat, UNDP FMU, sector leads and implementing partners.
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