In 2015, PHPF received a total contribution of US$8.8 million from SIDA ($5.7 million) and DFID ($3 million). This represented a significant increase from $4.9 million in 2014. In addition, $1.4 million in funding was rolled over from 2014 to 2015.
The DFID signed a multi-year agreement with OCHA to support PHPF from 2015 to 2019. Under this agreement, DFID will provide GBP 8 million to be allocated to projects and GBP 1 million for technical assistance on managing the fund. More predictable funding from a broader base of donors will enable PHPF to play a more strategic role in humanitarian financing in Pakistan. PHPF has started discussions with other key donors on the possibility of multi-year agreements.
PHPF funding allocation
In total, the $10.2 million of donor contributions to PHPF was used to provide support IDP returns to Khyber, Orakzai, and South Waziristan Agencies of FATA (including from allocations in December 2014, May 2015 and November 2015). Additional reserve funding was allocated to respond to the ongoing needs of people residing in Jalozai and New Durrani IDP camps.
In May 2015, PHPF allocated $3.9 million to support IDPs returning to Khyber Agency. Of this, $2.4 million (62 per cent) was disbursed to national NGOs, $1.02 million (26 per cent) to international NGOs and $0.5 million (12 per cent) to UN agencies. In November, a further $5 million was allocated to projects assisting IDPs returning to Orakzai and South Waziristan Agencies with project selection completed in late December 2015. Of the 15 projects funded, 14 were conducted by national NGOs and one by an international NGO. These projects will be reported on in the 2016 Annual Report.
In total, PHPF funded 39 education, food security, health, nutrition, protection, shelter and WASH projects in 2015. These projects targeted 195,220 people (32 per cent women, 10 per cent men, 30 per cent girls and 29 per cent boys).
Some of the key achievements made possible through PHPF funding in 2015 include:
24 health facilities supported
26,910 malnutrition cases treated
45,881 people provided with protection-related services
920 emergency shelter kits distributed
39 water facilities rehabilitated
8,700 children provided school kits
2,320 agriculture input packages distributed
899 health kits distributed
Capacity assessment of NGOs
Between April and July 2015, PHPF assessed the capacity of 88 NGOs to implement PHPF projects.
Of these, 84 passed and are now able to apply for PHPF in the future. OCHA also conducted seven briefing sessions across the country to share the new online PHPF assessment process and guidelines. The PHPF unit plans to conduct these assessments on an annual basis.
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