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Governance, Policy and Guidance

All PHF activities are carried out under the overall stewardship of the HC. The HC is supported by an Advisory Board, and the OCHA-led HFU fulfils the PHF’s secretariat functions. The PHF Advisory Board is chaired by the HC and welcomes the senior-level participation of donors, UN organizations (in their capacity as cluster lead agencies) and NGO representatives. Cluster coordinators play a key role in prioritization as well as project review at a strategic and technical level.

The PHF Operational Manual describes the fund’s scope, governance arrangements, objectives, allocation modalities and accountability mechanisms, including roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved. The manual also provides guidance to implementing partners and facilitates the role of OCHA, members of the review committees, and cluster/sectoral experts.