The UK’s approach to funding the UN humanitarian system – new review
ICAI is today publishing a review of the UK’s approach to funding the UN humanitarian system which found that UK aid has successfully used its funding and influence to strengthen UN humanitarian agencies but needs to do more to deliver on its commitments to ensure effective accountability to affected populations and to stream line its own reporting requirements.
The review found that DFID has pursued a clear set of reform objectives, including better coordination, a stronger focus on value for money, and more flexible and greater use of cash transfers.
However, the review warned that DFID had not focused on the role played by the UN in subcontracting NGOs, which deliver a substantial share of humanitarian assistance. It also recommended more engagement with UN agencies on promoting compliance with safeguarding requirements through their delivery chain.
Read the full review to find out more.