Strategic, flexible funding enables CSOs like Oxfam to operate more effectively, to develop strategically, to innovate and to apply learning, all to better tackle poverty. Two of our most strategically important partners include DFID and Sida.
Oxfam's five year Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA) with DFID provided valuable opportunities for collaboration and engagement, as well as financial support for Oxfam's work. Unlike restricted project funding, PPA money was provided on a unique, flexible basis. This enabled Oxfam to invest in strategic priorities, which it would not otherwise be able to fund.
Our four year Sida Humanitarian Partnership Agreement (HPA) provides essential, predictable funding with the flexibility to respond to any humanitarian crisis. Given the increasing scale of humanitarian disasters; the HPA enables us to deliver life-saving WASH, food security, livelihood assistance and protection to over half a million people each year. The HPA is an invaluable source of strategic humanitarian funding for Oxfam.