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Allocation process

The MHF can provide urgent response in all humanitarian sectors and in all geographical areas of Myanmar on the basis of the identified humanitarian needs. However, the MHF will pay special attention to cluster/sector priorities described in the Myanmar HRP.
There are two types of allocations, standard and reserve:

  • The Standard Allocation is normally the process through which the majority of funding is channelled to priority activities within the HRP. Funding permitting, two standard allocation processes would normally be conducted during a year, based on allocation strategy papers formulated under the leadership of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), supported by the MHF Advisory Board.
  • The Reserve Allocation process is used for the rapid and flexible allocation of funds in the event of unforeseen emergencies or to address emerging humanitarian needs. It accommodates allocations which respond to specific humanitarian situations necessitating a coordinated response outside the standard allocations.

Once a new emergency hit the country or critical gaps in the core humanitarian response need to be addressed, the MHF will undertake a consultation and analysis process to elaborate an allocation strategy paper for a call for proposals. The allocation strategy paper is developed in collaboration with partners, clusters/sectors, the MHF Advisory Board and the Humanitarian Coordinator, in close consultation with the Humanitarian Country Team.

The project proposals must be submitted online through the Grant Management System (GMS) at, as per deadline and criteria indicated in the allocation strategy paper. A Review Committee, composed of relevant sectors and clusters coordinators, thematic advisors and OCHA will conduct a Strategic Review of proposals, based on a scorecard for project prioritization and technical criteria. Short-listed proposals will be submitted to the Advisory Board for comments and preliminary HC’s approval. After that, the Review Committee will conduct technical and budget review and will work with the applicant organizations to revise the proposals. Final project proposals will be submitted to OCHA HQ for budget clearance and grant finalization.

2018 - Second Standard Allocation
(Open for submissions: 25 November 2018)
2018 - MHF Second Standard Allocation Paper (Nov 2018)
2018 - MHF Second Standard Allocation Paper - Annexes (Nov 2018)
2018 Floods - MHF First Reserve Allocation (CLOSED)
2018 Floods - MHF First Reserve Allocation Strategy (Aug 2018)
2018 Floods - MHF First Reserve Allocation Strategy (Aug 2018) - Annexes 1-5
2018 Floods - Integrated Allocation Strategy (MHF-CERF) - Annex 6
2018 - First Standard Allocation (CLOSED)
2018 - MHF First Standard Allocation Strategy (July 2018)
2018 - MHF First Standard Allocation Strategy (July 2018) Annexes
MHF Project Proposal Template (August 2017)
MHF Budget Template (August 2017)
Project Proposal Template (Myanmar language)
Project Budget Checklist (Myanmar language)
Budget and Financial Statement NGOs (Myanmar language)