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GHA Report 2009

Humanitarian donor profiles

Switzerland
Switzerland was the 14th largest DAC donor of humanitarian aid by volume in 2007. Its bilateral and multilateral contributions totalled US$ 192 million – or 2.2% of the collective DAC total. Total humanitarian assistance expenditure fell by 8.0% between 2006 and 2007. Preliminary DAC data suggests that bilateral contributions could reach US$174 million in 2008. In 2007, total humanitarian assistance expenditure accounted for 11.9% of Switzerland’s total ODA (excluding debt relief ). There has been little change in this share over the past five years. Switzerland’s humanitarian aid is coordinated within the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), a department of The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It focuses on four key components: prevention, emergency aid, reconstruction and advocacy.
US$ million (constant 2007 prices)

Switzerland’s total official humanitarian assistance expenditure, 2007
Multilateral (totally unearmarked) UN agencies/EC Bilateral (lightly to totally earmarked) CERF Pooled funding CHF US$m % total 20 10.5% 8 4.3% 0 0.0% ERF 0 0.0% 164 85.2% 192 100.0% Other Total

CHFs in 2007 relate to DRC and Sudan. The ERFs included in the data reported here are CAR, Ethiopia, Iraq, Somalia and Zimbabwe

Total official humanitarian share of Switzerland’s total ODA (excluding debt relief ), 2007

Top 10 recipients of Switzerland’s total official humanitarian assistance expenditure, 2007

80 70

The Swiss Confederation’s Humanitarian Aid Strategy for 2005, ‘Solidarity Alive’, is being updated to form the 2010 strategy. The Swiss aid programme was last DAC peer reviewed in June 2005. The next peer review is scheduled to take place in October 2009. Switzerland has a GHD domestic implementation plan. www.deza.admin.ch/ressources/resource_en_23576.pdf www.deza.admin.ch/ressources/resource_en_153478.pdf www.oecd.org/dataoecd/9/59/35297586.pdf

Palestine/OCT was the largest recipient of Switzerland’s official humanitarian assistance in 2007 and also Switzerland’s top UN CAP appeal recipient, accounting for 3.0% of Swiss reported expenditure through the FTS in 2007

US$192m
Switzerland’s total official humanitarian expenditure, 2007

60 50 40 30 20 10 0

79

12%

US$26
9 7 7 6
Imputed CERF Total official humanitarian assistance allocable by country

Amount contributed by each Swiss citizen to total official humanitarian assistance, 2007

19

5

5

5 5
Pakistan Lebanon

Other countries

Afghanistan

Congo, Dem. Rep.

Palestinian Adm. Areas

Colombia

Liberia

Sudan

Jordan

Sri Lanka

4

Switzerland’s total official humanitarian assistance expenditure 2000-2008
Total official humanitarian expenditure Multilateral (UN agencies) US$ million (constant 2007 prices) Bilateral

-8.0%
Switzerland is the 12th largest contributor to the CERF. In 2007, its US$8m accounted for 4.3% of its total official humanitarian expenditure

Change in Switzerland’s total official humanitarian expenditure, 2006–2007

226

183

187

192

195

197

250 200 150 100 50 0

209

211

Top recipient of Switzerland’s flash and consolidated appeal funding, 2007 Palestine/OPT was the largest recipient of Switzerland’s official humanitarian assistance in 2007, accounting for 12.6% of the total allocable by country (including CERF)

0.04%
Share of Swiss GNI spent on total official humanitarian assistance 2007

Palestinian territory, occupied 3.0%

2000

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2001

(prelim)

Outside the CAP 87.8%

Data notes

Switzerland’s humanitarian expenditure, reported through the FTS, 2006-2008
See Data notes

Switzerland spent US$37m on 18 consolidated and flash appeals in 2008 – this expenditure (referred to as ‘inside the CAP’) was equivalent to 18.9% of its bilateral humanitarian expenditure in 2008 Top recipients of Switzerland’s flash and consolidated appeal funding, 2008

300 250 US$ million 200 150 100 50 0

217

Although both relate to ‘humanitarian’ expenditure, FTS and DAC data are not comparable. Reporting requirements and definitions are different. Some, all or none of a DAC donor’s official humanitarian expenditure might be included in the FTS figures. In some instances, more might be reported in humanitarian assistance through the FTS than is included in OECD DAC data Analysis of official humanitarian assistance is based on OECD DAC data (DAC1, 2a and CRS), downloaded in April 2009. The data for 2008 is preliminary and relates to bilateral humanitarian aid only. Full and final official data for 2008 will be published by the DAC in December 2009
Outside the CAP 75.0%

264

239 25
2006

191 26
2007

111 37
Total reported through the FTS

Sudan was the largest recipient of Swiss contributions to UN flash and consolidated appeal funding in 2008, accounting for 17.2% of US$37m funding ‘inside the CAP’ (or 4.3% of the total reported by Switzerland through the FTS)

148

2008

Other funding (‘outside the CAP’) UN flash and consolidated appeal funding (‘inside the CAP’)

Sudan 4.3% Palestinian territory, occupied 2.9% West Africa 2.9% Chad 2.2% Somalia 2.2% Democratic Republic of Congo 2.1% Zimbabwe 1.5% Uganda 1.1% Georgia 1.1% Myanmar 1.1% Other appeals inside the CAP 3.6%

FTS data is published in real time on ReliefWeb and was downloaded in April 2009. Supplementary data on CERF and pooled funding was downloaded from their respective sites May/June 2009 All data is expressed in current US$m unless otherwise stated. Numbers may vary due to rounding

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