Strategic Plan

OCHA’s Strategic Plan covers the 2014 to 2017 period. The Plan presents OCHA’s vision, overarching goals and strategic objectives. A related Management Plan explains how OCHA will strengthen its operations to deliver against this plan.

Humanitarian crises continue to grow in scale and complexity, and the humanitarian system needs to adapt to keep pace. Over the past decade, the number of people affected by humanitarian crises has almost doubled and is expected to keep rising. At the beginning of 2014, international aid organizations launched appeals to help 52 million people in need around the world, at a cost of US$15.6 billion—almost double the amount we needed in 2012.

OCHA’s Strategic Plan 2014-17 describes how we will contribute to field effectiveness and reform. We will focus on delivering two mutually reinforcing goals: improving humanitarian action in the world’s ongoing crises, and increasing the effectiveness of response efforts by engaging with new partners and promoting new technologies and ideas.