Consequences of underfunded UN coordinated appeals

The UN coordinated appeals represent the largest combined assessment of humanitarian needs and funding required for most major crises. Sweden channels large sums of money through this system annually. It is thus important that the system is credible and functions properly. The fact that there is a funding gap of more than 50% over the last few years suggests something in the system is not right.

The intent of this study is to understand what the consequences of underfunding are for those in need and how humanitarian actors deal with this situation. The conclusions are expected to inform decision-making and prioritization of Swedish aid.

Authors: Sophia Swithern and Luminita Tuchel

Chair, reference group: Johan Schaar

Project manager: Per Trulsson

Expected delivery of report: 4th quarter 2018