FTS aims to present a complete picture of all international humanitarian funding flows. Since 1992, it has collected reports on humanitarian funding flows submitted by Government donors, UN-administered funds, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors and partners, including the private sector.
FTS verifies and combines these reports using a consistent methodology, ensuring that data is fully comparable and presented as a seamless whole. FTS is continuously updated and provides:
- visibility on financial contributions to humanitarian activities
- a timely and continuously updated picture of funding flows between donors (government and private sector) and recipient organizations (e.g. UN agencies, the Red Cross Movement, and NGOs)
- timely monitoring of funding progress against humanitarian response plan and appeal requirements.
FTS supports the transparency and accountability of the humanitarian system and facilitates resource mobilisation: it informs real-time decision-making at both national and global levels across all humanitarian emergencies and actors, focusing not just on contributions but also on the allocation and use of funds.