Cluster funding

New mechanisms, processes and funds have been developed as part of the IASC's Humanitarian Reform (2005) and Transformative Agenda (2011).

They are for life saving purposes and available to cluster members at the country level.

There are two important mechanisms which between 1999 and 2006 raised USD 19 billion, namely:

There is one important process:

There is one important source (other smaller funds exist at country level):

Donors support the cluster approach as a means of ensuring better coordination; they may favour cluster members when making funding decisions.

For further information see Cheat sheet: Appeals and CERF