Humanitarian Financing

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Britain hits international development aid target

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AlertNet

Author: Astrid Zweynert

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain became the first of the world’s richest large nations to hit an internationally agreed target -- spending 0.7 percent of national income on development aid.

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Philippines + 1 other
Rapid Review of DFID’s Humanitarian Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

In January 2014, ICAI sent a small team, led by Commissioner Mark Foster, to assess and provide prompt and timely feedback on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the UK Government’s response to Haiyan.

The team found that the UK’s response to Haiyan was successful: DFID was well prepared to act swiftly and decisively. It mobilised quickly and provided a multi-sector response which met the real and urgent needs of affected communities. The UK was widely praised for its speed, flexibility and expertise.

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Kenya + 1 other
DFID’s Contribution to the Reduction of Child Mortality in Kenya

DFID’s Contribution to the Reduction of Child Mortality in Kenya

DFID’s Contribution to the Reduction of Child Mortality in Kenya Reducing under-five child mortality is a global priority and has seen remarkable progress. Under-five mortality has fallen by 24% in Kenya since 1990 but this is less than global and regional averages and the level in Kenya remains high.

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UK urged to increase aid to Burma in bid to press home democratic gains

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Guardian

MPs recommend 40% aid increase to drive through reforms that could 'improve living standards for thousands of people'

Britain should seize the opportunity to improve the lives of people in Burma by increasing aid from £60m to £100m, MPs said on Wednesday.

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World + 27 others
Donor Spending on Gender in Emergencies 2013

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CARE

A new report reveals that a tiny proportion of international aid is directed towards projects that target gender violence and sexual exploitation of women in humanitarian crises.

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World + 1 other
Evaluation strategy: Programme Partnership Arrangements (PPA) and Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF)

DFID provides significant annual funding to civil society organisations (CSOs) in line with its overall strategy to alleviate poverty and promote peace, stability and good governance. The Programme Partnership Arrangements (PPA) and Global Poverty Action Fund (GPAF) are 2 of DFID’s principal funding mechanisms and will provide £480 million to approximately 230 CSOs between 2011 and 2015. The purpose of this strategy is to provide a clear framework for assessing the performance both of individual grantees and the funding mechanisms overall.

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Aid funding for Syria's humanitarian crisis – get the data

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Guardian

Who are the main humanitarian aid donors? How much has been given so far? Where is aid being spent, and on what?

As Syria's humanitarian crisis escalates, so do appeals for aid.

Last month, the UN revised upwards its requests for funding, announcing the largest emergency appeal in its history. Despite this, aid officials warn "money is going out as fast as it is coming in", and that the UN's multibillion-dollar requests still may not be enough in a crisis where demands frequently outstrip resources.

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Aid to rise significantly in spending review 2013

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Guardian

More cash to be spent on development but experts fear diversion of funds towards Foreign Office and Border Agency.

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DFID Humanitarian Aid Programme Summary: Spending and Indicative Results for Syria and the Region

Millions are in need in Syria and the region. The UK is responding by providing hundreds of thousands of people with food, medical care and relief items. Total UK Assistance to date: £141.1 million. The majority of this funding has been given to agencies in response to the priority needs, as described below. £7 million of funding for Syria and the region is currently being allocated to agencies.

Figures on this page are rounded for ease of communication.

UK assistance inside Syria: £83.3 million. Key results include:

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World + 5 others
Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets

03/04/2013 - Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest countries and towards middle-income countries. However, on the basis of the DAC Survey on Donors’ Forward Spending Plans, a moderate recovery in aid levels is expected in 2013.

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UK challenges donors to do more in drive for aid transparency

International Development Secretary Justine Greening last night called on international donors to do more to make their aid delivery more transparent. Launching the UK’s Aid Transparency Challenge, she set out how DFID will require any organisation it works through to adhere to International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standards of transparency and accountability for their disbursement of DFID funds.

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Burundi bemoans UK's 'sad, sad' decision to close aid office

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Guardian

The closure of the UK Department for International Development's office is lamented in Bujumbura – and in London.

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Rwanda + 2 others
Londres suspend son aide au Rwanda à cause de son soutien aux rebelles du M23

11/30/2012 12:41 GMT

LONDRES, 30 nov 2012 (AFP) - Le Royaume-Uni a annoncé vendredi le gel de 25,9 millions d'euros de son aide au développement au Rwanda en raison de ses "inquiétudes" vis-à-vis du soutien du régime de Kigali aux rebelles du M23 qui opèrent en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) voisine.

La décision de la ministre britannique de l'Aide au développement, Justine Greening, suit celle, hautement polémique de son prédécesseur Andrew Mitchell, qui avait levé partiellement en septembre le gel de l'aide au Rwanda, décrété en juillet.

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UK Aid to Rwanda: Seventh Report of Session 2012–13, Volume I: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence

GOVERNMENT SHOULD END GENERAL BUDGET SUPPORT FOR RWANDA

NEW REPORT: UK AID TO RWANDA

The UK should not provide general budget support to Rwanda in future since, according to the recent UN report, the Government there is continuing to support the M23 Rebel Group fighting in the DRC, MPs on the International Development Committee have demanded.

Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Chairman of the International Development Committee said:

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UK may cut Rwanda aid over support for DRC rebels

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Guardian

Evidence of Rwandan state support for M23 rebels 'credible and compelling', ministers say

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Justine Greening defends UK aid budget but tightens spending controls

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Guardian

International development secretary says aid is 'right and smart' but believes focus should be on trade as countries develop

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The politics of UK aid explained

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Guardian

Why has David Cameron's pledge to increase UK aid angered critics? Is the government's justification for spending more on aid moral or pragmatic, and what has UK aid achieved so far?

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Fourfold increase in British support for Syrian refugees

Britain will quadruple its assistance to help tens of thousands more refugees fleeing worsening fighting in Syria, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced today as he visited the new Za’atri tented refugee camp in Jordan, on the Syrian border.

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The Development Situation in Malawi

UK GOVERNMENT URGED TO SUPPORT MALAWI

NEW REPORT: The Development Situation in Malawi

The Government should re-instate its programme of General Budget Support for Malawi, according to MPs on the International Development Committee.