Underfunded Emergencies (UFE): 2018 first allocation round: Methodology

The Central Emergency Response Fund’s (CERF) underfunded emergencies (UFE) grants are allocated twice a year to the least funded emergencies with the highest levels of risk, vulnerability and humanitarian needs. The Emergency Relief Coordinator selects emergencies that will receive CERF support for life-saving humanitarian action based on a rigorous analysis and an inclusive consultation process. Qualitative and contextual information is collected during a consultation process with UN agencies, NGOs and different parts of OCHA, as well as from a document review. The two-tier analysis of funding levels and humanitarian needs relies on quantitative data from established data sources. The CERF secretariat analysed the funding coverage of all emergencies with data from the Financial Tracking