Allocations Process

There are two types of allocations, standard and reserve:

  •  The Standard Allocation is normally the process through which the majority of funding is channelled to priority activities within the HRP. Funding permitting, two standard allocation processes would normally be conducted during a year, based on Allocation Strategy Papers formulated under the leadership of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), supported by the NHF Advisory Board.
  • The Reserve Allocation process is used for the rapid and flexible allocation of funds in the event of unforeseen emergencies or to address emerging humanitarian needs. It accommodates allocations which respond to specific humanitarian situations necessitating a coordinated response outside the standard allocations.

The indicative process for a standard allocation includes the following stages:

  1. Definition of cluster strategies and priorities;
  2. Presentation and endorsement of cluster strategies / priorities;
  3. Formulation of the allocation strategy paper;
  4. Submission of concept notes by implementing partners, their Strategic Review and selection;
  5. Validation to check that selected concept notes conform to overall intent of the allocation strategy;
  6. Selection of concept notes approved to develop to full proposals;
  7. Submission of fully proposals and their Technical Review;
  8. Final approval of proposals and corresponding fund allocations by HC;
  9. Disbursement of funds