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The AusAID-NGO Humanitarian Partnership Agreements (HPA) 2011-2014—A Mid-Term Review

Summary of publication

This report presents the findings of a mid-term review of Australia's NGO Humanitarian Partnership Agreements. The report was completed prior to the AusAID-DFAT integration with final clearance processes finalized shortly after integration.

In June 2011, the AusAID-NGO Humanitarian Partnership Agreements (HPA) 2011-2014 was launched to replace the Periodic Funding Agreements for Disaster Risk Management (PFA) 2006-2009 as the formal mechanism for engagement between AusAID (now DFAT) and selected accredited Australian Non-Government Organisations in rapid-onset humanitarian emergency responses.

The Humanitarian Partnership Agreements also provides the mechanism for collaboration on programmed Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Disaster Risk Management Capacity Building (DRMCB) initiatives.

The six Australian NGOs selected through a tender process that constitute the Humanitarian Partnership Agreements NGOs are: Oxfam Australia, CARE Australia, Save the Children Australia, Plan International Australia, World Vision Australia and Caritas Australia.

The key objectives of the Humanitarian Partnership Agreements are to enable:

  • quick turn-around of emergency response funding
  • better decision making and more flexible, targeted, coordinated and accountable emergency responses
  • reduced community vulnerability and enhanced resilience to disasters
  • strengthened DRM capacities and systems of HPA NGOs and their in-country NGO partners
  • AusAID and the Humanitarian Partnership Agreements NGOs obtain mutual benefit from improved coordination, robust dialogue on key humanitarian issues, and opportunities for joint learning.

The Mid-Term Review of the Humanitarian Partnership Agreements was undertaken between March and June 2013. The report identifies lessons for the implementation of the current Humanitarian Partnership Agreements phase and considerations for a future partnership design.

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Last Updated: 3 March 2014
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