National organisations are the best-positioned actors to utilise humanitarian resources and coordinate action in a context-appropriate and sustainable manner during a humanitarian response. Unfortunately, due to constraints such as a lack of capacity, national actors are frequently unable to optimise their contribution towards humanitarian efforts.With this in mind, the Financial Enablers project was conceived to address this capacity gap at the national level, which it does through investing in national collaborative capacity-strengthening agendas. Through the provision of flexible grants as well as partnership brokering support, the project encourages national consortia of NGOs/CSOs to become autonomous, with the ultimate goal of allowing national humanitarian organisations to develop their own solutions for capacity development. The Philippines has been chosen as the pilot country for this project, because it presents a range of opportunities for strengthening existing humanitarian collaborations along with the possibility of generating new ones.
1 Calling for national-level applications that incorporate collaboration as the key driver of project implementation
2 A due diligence exercise for identifying prospective consortia of national partners as well as activities eligible for funding
3 Evaluating proposals and funding recommendations
4 Finalising sub-grant agreements
5 Implementing activities to identify and generate evidence for the efficacy of consortia-managed capacity development