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Dataset | 22 February 2022

Financial Tracking Service (FTS) database

FTS aims to present a complete picture of all international humanitarian funding flows. Since 1992; it has collected reports on humanitarian funding flows submitted by Government donors; UN-administered funds; UN agencies; NGOs and other humanitarian actors and partners; including the private sector.

FTS verifies and combines these reports using a consistent methodology; ensuring that data is fully comparable and presented as a seamless whole. FTS is continuously updated and provides:

  • visibility on financial contributions to humanitarian activities
  • a timely and continuously updated picture of funding flows between donors (government and private sector) and recipient organizations (e.g. UN agencies; the Red Cross Movement; and NGOs)
  • timely monitoring of funding progress against humanitarian response plan and appeal requirements.

FTS supports the transparency and accountability of the humanitarian system and facilitates resource mobilisation: it informs real-time decision-making at both national and global levels across all humanitarian emergencies and actors; focusing not just on contributions but also on the allocation and use of funds.