6 June, 2023

Pooled Funding at a Crossroads – A Comprehensive Review and Analysis

Subject / humanitarian financing / Country Based Pooled Funds /
Pooled Funding at a Crossroads

Pooled funding has become increasingly popular as an efficient solution to enhance effectiveness of humanitarian action. The Covid-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan organized through IASC is an example of pooled funding being used to channel funds faster to frontline humanitarian responders. Contributions to the OCHA-managed pooled funds have seen a steady growth since 2011-2012, drawing increased attention and examination into their impact and potential. A review of existing literature explores the strengths and weaknesses of pooled funds in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, innovation, learning, knowledge sharing, and achieving broader policy objectives.

The review highlights potential gaps in the literature that could be explored by ICVA and its membership while also identifying future trends relevant for ICVA’s research, advocacy, and policy agendas.

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