ODI (20 April)
Case Studies and Success Stories, Studies, Reviews and Research

Funding to Local Humanitarian Actors: South Sudan case study

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NEAR Network, Network for Empowered Aid Response,ODI, Overseas Development Institute

The objective of this research is to provide in-depth data (quantitative and qualitative) on the barriers to increasing the level of direct funding to national NGOs (NNGOs) in South Sudan. The research provides an understanding of the amount of funding that goes to local actors, directly and indirectly, through INGOs, UN agencies and donors. The research also strengthened the capacity of researchers from South Sudan, with Aid Works working closely with two South Sudanese researchers to plan, collect and analyse the data. The key research areas analysed were: direct funding to local actors; partnership quality; capacity strengthening; funding quality; and the potential for future change. Evidence on overhead coverage and good practices was also captured by the case study. The research highlights recommendations that should
be considered immediately or in the medium term to increase funding to NNGOs.

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