Sector: #cofog0122 - Economic aid routed through international organizations (CS)


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The Grand Bargain is about harnessing the vast experience and expertise from across the humanitarian ecosystem and bringing it into a realignment which is better prepared for tackling the emergency needs of more than 125 million people, fully recognising the diverse needs defined by their age, gender and abilities.

It contains the ten work streams listed under Articles:

Source (of all chapters): The Grand Bargain – A Shared Commitment to Better Serve People in Need (World Humanitarian Summit website).


The Grand Bargain’s purpose is to get more means into the hands of people in need. By increasing efficiency, we can shift resources away from draining backroom activities to frontline delivery. The UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel (HLP) estimated the funding gap for humanitarian action to be US$15 billion.

The proposers of The Grand Bargain believe that greater efficiency and collaboration will create a virtuous circle, drawing in more resources from a wider range of


Donors: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Commission, Germany, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.

Aid organisations:
1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
2. InterAction
3. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
4. International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA)
5. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
6. International Organization for Migration (IOM)
7. Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR)
8. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
9. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
10. United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
11. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
12. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
13. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
14. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
15. World Bank
16. World Food Programme (WFP)


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