Budget Requirements and Staffing
Budget Requirements for 2010 (US$)
|Emergency Response Coordination||7,033,600||34,653,453||—||41,687,053|
|Communications and Information Services||1,519,750||18,077,889||—||19,597,639|
|Integrated Regional Information Networks||—||—||10,246,024||10,246,024|
|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 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|
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.