Multi-Donor Funding Strategies: Leveraging Donors’ Strengths to Improve HDP Coherence
Most multi-mandate international NGOs construct country-level portfolios consisting of projects funded by a range of different donors. This practice sometimes arises from gaps in one donor’s interest or capacity, and sometimes reflects an opportunity to leverage comparative advantages to produce more coherent and responsive program portfolios. For example, some IPs have been able to implement more HDP coherent programming by layering funding from a donor with a comparative advantage in development, along with donor funding with greater emphasis on humanitarian outcomes. Multi-donor portfolios (whether as part of implementing partner portfolios or through explicitly joint financing) may provide benefits at the population level by filling critical gaps in programming. This session will explore multi-donor funding strategies used by IPs to advance HDP Coherence. Specific questions to be addressed in this session will include:
– How have multi-donor funding strategies improved HDP coherence?
– What does this look like, operationally, for country offices and within activities? What approaches can be replicated by other implementing partners and how?
– What are the operational obstacles to this approach and successful approaches to its effective use?
– What are constraints to and opportunities for multi-donor funding?
This session will be hosted by Maggie Janes-Lucas, Regional Director-Sahel, Tony Blair Institute. Speakers include:
– Edwin Kuria, Director of Programming, Mercy Corps Ethiopia
– David Malual, Social Cohesion Program Manager, CRS South Sudan
– Brigid O’Connor, Chief of Party, CRS South Sudan
*This event will be in English with French interpretation*