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CERF results as reported by CERF recipients in 2016


This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

This publication covers CERF funding allocated in 2015 and reported on in 2016. CERF grants are implemented within a time frame of six to nine months, and narrative reports on grant implementation are required three months after. Thus, the CERF funding allocated in 2015 was implemented by the fourth quarter of 2016 and reported on by the end of 2016. Consequently, this publication was consolidated in the first quarter of 2017.

The report’s primary focus is on the number of people affected by humanitarian crises who received CERF-funded life-saving assistance. However, to complete the picture of CERF’s results, this document also presents reported information on the strategic value CERF adds to the humanitarian system’s ability to provide life-saving assistance.

As each humanitarian situation is different, the report views CERF’s achievements through global-, regional- and country-level lenses. Global estimates of the numbers of people reached with CERF-funded life-saving assistance within key humanitarian sectors are presented in the first part of the report. This information is complemented in the second part of the report by individual succinct country summaries, with a focus on the people reached through CERF funding for each allocation made in 2015.

The report is comprehensive in its coverage, but it is not exhaustive of all the results of CERF-funded interventions. It focuses on presenting top-line assistance delivered to crisis-affected people under each allocation. For complete details on the results achieved through each CERF allocation, please refer to the individual reports on the use of CERF funds published on CERF’s website.


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