Humanitarian summit seeks to reboot aid, pressure states to end war

Daily Mail UK, 21 May 2016, Megan Rowling

One of the loudest demands from the pre-summit consultations was to put more funding into the hands of the local and national groups that do much of the heavy-lifting in crisis situations - often as poorly paid sub-contractors for larger international agencies.

Under a "Grand Bargain" to be announced at the summit, 15 government donors and 15 U.N. and other big agencies will set a goal of channelling 25 percent of their funding to national and local responders by 2020, up from just 0.2 percent now.

Degan Ali, executive director of Adeso, an African development organisation, welcomed the target - which is higher than many civil society groups had hoped for.
"However, we need to ensure there are monitoring mechanisms in place to track progress of this target," she said

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