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Where Is The Money? The Future of Humanitarian Aid

POLL WHERE IS THE MONEY? Future of aid Which factors are most likely to Agencies were asked to choose three from alist of nine factors, and rank them in terms of importance, 1 being the most important. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION increase humanitarian need in the Points were then awarded to each answer: 1= 3 points, 2 = 2 points, 3=1 point coming years? 36 29 Displacement caused by Urbanisatlon environmental degradation / climate change 101 26 23 Increase In climate related disasters (floods, droughts, storms, etc.) High and volatlle food prices Rise In the number of falling states 13 10 Other Population growth Earthquakes / Infrastructure development (dams, nuclear power plants, etc.) tsunamis POLL What is the single most important obstacle to adapting? Aid agencies were asked to select one obstade from a list of six THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION 35% Limited resources 22% 20% Other 16% Lack of long-term planning Institutional inertia 5% 2% Too many disasters Rivalry between aid groups POLL What are the biggest challenges to the delivery of humanitarian aid? Aid agencies were asked to select three from a list of eight challenges, each choice being given an equal weighting. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION 63% Politicisatlon of ald 54% Increaslingly complex disasters 51% Squeezed government budgets 49% Vlolence agalnst ald workers 37% MIlitarisatlon of ald 15% Public disilluslonment with ald agencles 15% Other 12% Arrival of new actors (e.g. private sector) POLL How will the sources of humanitarian Aid agencies were asked to select one response from four options. 54 percent (22 agencies) indicated they believe that government funding for humanitarian aid will fall. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION funding most likely look in five years' time? 46% Governments will still provlde the bulk 19 agencies 25% Governments wll have cut ald budgets heavlly, with donatlons from Indvlduals and companles filling the gap 10 agencies There wll be a growlng gap between 29% funding and needs, as government and 0% A major proportlon will be funded by International taxes (e.g. on financlal transactlons) private donatlons fall 12 agencies O agencies POLL How will the distribution of humanitarian Aid agencies were asked to select one response from three options. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION funding most likely look like in five years' time? Most ald will go through a 5% central fund for emergencles 17% Donors will bypass the U.N., giving money directly to natlonal governments and charltles 78% The system wlll continue to use a range of channels, managed by the U.N. as now 2 agencies 7 agencies 32 agencies POLL How important do you think the U.N. aid system will be to humanitarian Aid agencies were asked to select one response from five options. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION response over the next decade? 5% 56% Indispensible The same as now .. •0000....0.. 2 agencies 23 agencies 17% Of growing importance 22% Of dwindling importance •00.0.... ...... ... 7 agencies 9 agencies 0% Obsolete O agencies POLL Do you agree with the following statement: "The international humanitarian aid system delivers value for money"? Aid agencies were asked to select one response from five options. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION Strongly agree 3 agencies Strongly disagree lagency 7% 2% Agree 24 agencies Don't know 3 agencies 59% 7% Disagree 10 agencies 25%

Where Is The Money? The Future of Humanitarian Aid

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Humanitarian aid plays a critical role in improving the quality of life for people living in unfavorable conditions, but often in the face of many obstacles and challenges. The Thomson Reuters Foundat...

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