NRC agreement HUM 2017-2019 - AIDA Palestina

Activity identifier
SE-0-SE-6-10451A0102-PSE-72010

UPDATED 2018 This is a supplementary decision to the agreement with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) for their humanitarian program 2017-2019. The decision is made in accordance with Sida’s contribution management rule, paragraph 3.11.3 and corresponds to the second year of a three year agreement. In accordance with Sida’s humanitarian allocation process 2018, Sida proposes to support NRC’s humanitarian programs in the following 21 countries; Afghanistan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Ukraine and Yemen. Sida will contribute with an unearmarked allocation per country, which will give NRC the flexibility to meet the most acute humanitarian needs in ever-changing contexts. However, in the specific case of Palestine, Sida will earmark the contribution to the ICLA-component, as this sector is considered high priority and as contributory to the HRPs focus on protection. The support to Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo is suggested to span over a two-year period. This is in line with Sida’s ambition to increase our partner’s predictability, and allow for their long-term planning and alignment with a multi-year HRP. Sida assesses NRC’s country programs as relevant in relation to the Swedish strategy for humanitarian assistance 2017-2020, as well as the humanitarian needs identified in Sida’s humanitarian crises analyses for 2018. Sida is also suggesting a multi-year contribution to NRC’s Rapid Response Mechanism, to allow for a timely response to sudden onset situations or escalating crises. Furthermore, Sida suggests a two-year financial contribution to the NRC-led Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), which strives to increase knowledge on the needs of internally displaced, and one-year contributions to the NRC/NORCAP managed project “Strengthening capacity for use of cash- and market based responses in humanitarian action”, to NRC's internal work on "Digital Transformation" and to NRC’s work on humanitarian policy, which includes work to strengthen the global humanitarian system and NGO participation in the system. Sida also proposes to channel funds through NRC for the support of three NGO platforms; the Jordan INGO Forum (JIF), the Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF) and the International Association of Development Agencies (AIDA). In regard to AIDA, the Consulate General in Jerusalem has the intention to provide support for AIDA within the framework of the cooperation strategy for Palestine. Efficiency gains can be achieved by providing the support through the NRC-Sida humanitarian unit cooperation agreement, and it is thus suggested that Sida/HUM channels this limited development funding, with funding delegated from Palestine Strategy, decision number XXX XXXX NRC’s target group is mainly comprised of refugees and internally displaced persons but also when relevant, host communities and returnees. NRC is working within its six core competencies (sectors); shelter, livelihoods and food security, education, water and sanitation, camp management and legal advice. Sida and NRC have collaborated since 2005. NRC was granted Sida Strategic Partnership in 2013. NRC is an important partner for Sida as the organisation operates in some of the world's most difficult humanitarian crises. NRC was during 2017 Sidas/Hums largest humanitarian CSO partner, and is expected to remain so in 2018. Sida’s support to NRC comprises a three year agreement for humanitarian activities, for which funding is decided each year based on Sida’s allocation process and NRC’s yearly application. Additional funding is granted through supplementary decisions throughout the year. Apart from the flexible support offered through the Program Based Approach, NRC may reallocate up to 10 % of funds between RRM-projects

Expected results

In June 2017 NRC’s Board of Directors approved NRC’s new Global Strategy 2018-2020, which outlines NRC’s main ambition and strategic direction of further strengthening the work to provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to people affected by displacement worldwide. Based on its strategic directions, NRC will strive to achieve four main ambitions: - Be the leading displacement organisations in hard-to-reach areas; - Be a champion for durable solutions; - Become a leader in using data and technology to deliver better; - Be a great organisation to work for. NRC’s mission statement commits NRC to “provide assistance to meet immediate humanitarian needs, prevent further displacement and contribute to durable solutions”. In addition, NRC presents to Sida intended results at an outcome and output level on a sector level in each specific country. These outcomes are presented in the proposal submitted to Sida (Jan 2018), both through a narrative text outlining their overall objective, strategic direction and activities, as well as through a detailed Logframe.

Results

NRC receives flexible financing from Sida, where earmarking only happens at country level. They work within their six core competencies camp management; education; livelihoods and food security; information, counselling and legal assistance(ICLA); shelter and settlements; and water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), and assisted over 8.7 million people in 2017, as opposed to the 6.8 million in 2016. NRC delivered close to 9.2 million individual services through their core competencies, and a further 1.1 million services through other activities. Most services delivered were within WASH programs (2.8 million). During the year they expanded in the areas of access in hard to reach areas, durable solutions and cash. NRC are also engaged in the Grand Bargain commitments, and prioritise work within the four work streams Reduced earmarking; Harmonised and simplified reporting; Reducing duplication of costs; and Multi-year humanitarian funding.

Summary

From

Granting agency
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation
INTERNATIONAL NGO
Aid type
B03 - Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
Strategy

To

Recipient
Palestinian Territory, Occupied

For

Sector
Emergency response
Subsector
Materiel relief assistance and services

Duration

Activity length
2017 – 2020

Financial information

Paid per year (net value)
2017 USD 117 000
2018 USD 115 070
2019 USD 230 139
Total paid amount (net value)
USD 462 209
Total committed amount

Transactions

DisbursementThe amount placed at the disposal of a recipient country or agency.
Type Description Receiver Org Transaction ID Date Value
Commitment---2017-01-01USD 468 000
Disbursement---2017-12-28
USD 117 000
Disbursement---2018-12-28
USD 115 070
Disbursement---2019-12-28
USD 230 139

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Documentation

Budget

Conditions

Intended ultimate beneficiaries

Objectives / Purpose of activity

Pre- and post-project impact appraisal

Review of project performance and evaluation

Focus areas (policy markers)

Marker Principal objective Significant objective Not targeted
Gender Equality
Aid to Environment
Participatory Development/Good Governance
Trade Development
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation
Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH)

Source

Activity data from IATI