The ‘Who funds what? Humanitarian research and innovation funding flows analysis’ is the first attempt to track humanitarian research and innovation (HRI) funding allocations within the humanitarian system*. Accompanied by the policy brief they both make the case for improved tracking of HRI funding flows.
We know that sectors that consistently invest in research and development are more productive and adaptive than those that do not. Our research demonstrates that the humanitarian system is investing in research and innovation (R&I). However, our knowledge of where this investment is going and what difference it is making remains patchy at best.
Key findings from the analysis:
The policy brief builds on the analysis and makes the case to:
“The Global Prioritisation Exercise is so important because by investing strategically in research and innovation, we can accelerate the change needed to improve the lives of people affected by crisis. The world’s most vulnerable need an effective and coordinated humanitarian response.”
– Mark Bowden, Chair, GPE Reference Group
* This exercise only analysed the data reported publicly regarding the number and value of HRI projects in International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Creditor Reporting System (CRS) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Financial Tracking Service (FTS). The exercise did not take into account the funding committed or provided by individual funders, which might not be reported to IATI, OECD CRS and OCHA FTS or might be reported elsewhere. As such, these findings should be seen as only one part of the true picture of the HRI funding landscape. They would need to be complemented by further research to generate a full understanding of the current funding landscape.
The Global Prioritisation Exercise (GPE) aims to improve outcomes for people affected by crisis by amplifying the impact of investments in research and innovation and understanding the priorities at all levels. It will provide a detailed overview of the progress and performance of the humanitarian research and innovation ecosystem with a clear set of priorities for research and innovation funding and attention.
Find out more about the GPE
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