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Allocation process

PHPF Strategic Priorities under first standard allocation 2017

PHPF recognizes the overall scale of needs and the vulnerability of the returnees and remaining IDPs in Pakistan, which is far greater than the fund’s capacity to address adequately. Thus, the HC advised the PHPF to support the returnees and focus on essential life-saving needs and geographical areas with the least support, taking into consideration access and security issues, as well as complementarity with other funding.

The first allocation of PHPF funds in 2017 targeted the identified gaps of Strategic Objective 1, where critical life-saving needs have been identified among the returning population. For the first standard fund allocation of 2017, $7.34 million was made available from DFID ($3 million) and SIDA ($4.34 million) contributions.

Funds Available: US$8.34 million
Allocation Cluster Location Fund and per cent of allocaiton
1. Standard allocation Health, Nutrition, WASH, Education & Emergency Shelter Orakzai and North Waziristan agencies $7 million/83%
2. Reserve allocation for unforeseen emergencies Not defined Not defined $1.34 million/17%


PHPF Strategic Priorities under first standard allocation 2018

Based upon the Interim Vulnerability Assessment report and the analysis of humanitarian context in FATA, Advisory Board members decided to address the time-critical humanitarian needs of the returnees of South Waziristan, Central Kurram and Orakzai agency of FATA under the sectors of health, shelter and WASH.

A total of $7.5 million will be made available from the PHPF under the first standard allocation of 2018, representing 7 per cent of the total $110 million for the first year of humanitarian funding – requested under the three-year FATA Transition Plan Humanitarian Outputs/Activities 2018-2020.

The $7.5 million total includes the reserve allocation of $0.9 million from 2017, GBP 3 million from DFID ($4 million approx.), the SIDA contribution of 23 million Swedish kronor ($2 million approx.) and $1.34 million from the cancelled projects of 2016 and 2017.

Allocation Process

Step 1: Allocation strategy development. Allocation strategies are developed based on the priorities and criteria in the HRP. The HC and Advisory Board, supported by the HFU, use existing coordination mechanisms to establish a process that produces credible and unbiased information to develop the strategy paper.
Step 2: Submission of project proposals. Eligible partners who have passed the CBPF due diligence and capacity-assessment process prepare project proposals that address the priorities outlined in the allocation paper. Project proposals are submitted for consideration by the fund through the online GMS.
Step 3: Strategic review. This step aims to identify and prioritize project proposals or concept notes considered best suited to address the needs identified in the allocation paper.
Step 4: Preliminary approval by the HC. The shortlisted prioritized projects are presented to  the Advisory Board to raise critical concerns, questions or alerts (if any) concerning risks and provide feedback. The HC then makes the final decision. Once the HC approves the qualified projects, partners are informed regarding the commencement of the technical and financial review to finalize the technical and operational aspects.
Step 5: Technical and financial review. The objective of the technical review is to ensure that proposals are of the highest possible quality before final approval by the HC.
Step 6: Final approval by HC. If the technical review recommends a project, the HC will officially approve it. The HFU will facilitate the finalization of the contractual arrangements and the Advisory Board is informed that the project has been approved.
Step 7: Disbursement. Following the signature of the grant agreement by all parties (the last signatory being the holder of the delegation of authority in OCHA HQ), funds are disbursed within 10 working days.