Methodology for Assessing Humanitarian Funding Flows to Local and National Actors
Aggregated data on direct funding flows to local humanitarian actors exists at the global level, but there is limited aggregated knowledge of how much funding - and through what channels - goes to local actors at the country level, particularly funding that reaches local actors indirectly. Deeper analysis at the country level can provide useful information for all humanitarian actors to make practical changes in the financing architecture and to better meet commitments made through the Grand Bargain and other international agreements, like the Charter4Change.
The methodology described here is used to guide research on assessing humanitarian funding to local and national actors in Uganda and Bangladesh. It has been developed and is published now to support other aid agencies in similar analysis in other contexts.