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Multi-year humanitarian funding in Ethiopia

Research report

Written by Simon Levine

Research report

In early 2014 the UK Department for International Development (DFID) commissioned a thematic evaluation of their multi-year humanitarian funding approach in several countries, as part of a number of studies into new or emerging humanitarian approaches.

This report summarises the findings in Ethiopia. It aims to answer three main questions:

  1. Are vulnerable individuals and households more resilient to shocks and stresses as a result of DFID-funded (and other) interventions? What lessons can be learned about how to best enhance resilience in protracted crisis? How do investments in resilience contribute to or compromise delivery of humanitarian relief and eventual outcomes for people affected by crisis?
  2. Has the availability of contingency funding enabled DFID and its partners to respond more quickly and effectively when conditions deteriorate?
  3. To what extent does DFID multi-year and contingency funding provide better value for money than annual funding for DFID and partners?
Lewis Sida, Simon Levine, Bill Gray and Courtenay Cabot Venton