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Budget Requirements and Staffing

Budget Requirements for 2010 (US$)

  Headquarters Field Total
  Regular Budget Extrabudgetary Extrabudgetary  
Executive Management 4,424,350 32,505,019 36,929,369
Emergency Response Coordination 7,033,600 34,653,453 41,687,053
Policy Development 849,250 9,656,704 10,505,954
Communications and Information Services 1,519,750 18,077,889 19,597,639
Integrated Regional Information Networks 10,246,024 10,246,024
Regional Offices 26,597,859 26,597,859
Country Offices 107,372,689 107,372,689
Total Requirements for Headquarters and Field 13,826,950 94,893,066 144,216,572 252,936,587
Total Extrabudgetary Funds Requested for Headquarters and Field       239,109,637

Staffing for 20101

  Headquarters Field Total
Headquarters Staff funded from Regular Budget 53 17 70
Headquarters Staff funded from Extra Budget 227 144 371
Country Offices Staff funded from Extra Budget 357 1,167 1,524
Total 637 1,328 1,965

1: The total number of staff including 15 UNVs is 1,980.

OCHA Added Value to the International Humanitarian System

OCHA coordinates Common Humanitarian Action Plans and Consolidated and Flash Appeals at the country and global level, whose value was US$9.9 billion in 2009 alone. The OCHA global budget equates to just over two percent of that. To make the common planning process work at the country level and strengthen the normative framework for common planning at the global level, OCHA must marshal all of its core functions: coordination, advocacy, policy development, information management and humanitarian financing. Thus, while OCHA coordinates resources and activities well beyond these aspects, the OCHA-to-CAP ratio is one way of measuring the reach of OCHA work. OCHA mandated activities help improve the effectiveness of a much larger amount of resources for the humanitarian system at large.

Added Value