About FTS / How to report?

FTS is open to all government and private donors, funds, recipient agencies and implementing organizations wishing to report financial pledges and contributions for humanitarian action. 

We have working agreements on reporting in place with the following organizations and are currently working to develop a normative reporting framework within the InterAgency Standing Committee (IASC).

ECHO and the 28 EU governments

ECHO and the 28 EU member states report their humanitarian contributions to the European Emergency Disaster Response Information System (EDRIS) on a continuous basis. EDRIS information management systems then transfer data to the FTS team. The data is then prioritized for curation alongside other incoming information on a daily basis.

The FTS team cross-checks and reconciles data from EDRIS feeds against recipient agency reports before including them in the FTS database and making them public on the FTS website. Some of this information will be further updated as decisions change and/or as further information is received on allocations.

Some EU member states have centralized reporting processes (i.e. a designated person or department reports from HQ), while others may have several people reporting (from desks, countries or regional offices).

Government donors

Government donors that do not report through EDRIS are able to report to FTS through a designated representative (either their permanent missions in Geneva or New York; field offices; or ministries at HQ level). 

Recipient orgaizations and UN agencies play a crucial role in providing us information on contributions from governments and institutional donors where these are not reported directly.

UN agencies

UN agencies with humanitarian mandates report to FTS monthly, as per an agreement made at the 65th IASC Working Group meeting in July 2006. This includes: UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. UN agency information is provided at HQ level – with the exception of data from UNDP, which is provided at field level. 

Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Country-based pooled funds (CBPF)

Data is provided by the CERF Secretariat and cross-checked by the FTS team against both donor and recipient agency reports. Information on funding to country-based pooled funds (CBPF) comes from various sources, including the UNDP Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office and OCHA’s Donor Relations Section (DRS). Information on allocations made by CBPFs is provided by pooled fund managers and OCHA's Funding Coordination Section (FCS).

NGOs, civil society organizations (CSOs) and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Some NGOs and components of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement report information to FTS. Elsewhere, information on these bodies comes from donor, agency and OCHA field sources.

Private donors

The majority of our information on private donors (individuals and private sector organizations) is compiled on the basis of agency reports and information provided by the Foundation Center and OCHA's Private Sector Section (PSS). For a guide to valuation of in-kind contributions please click here.

How do I report a financial contribution to FTS?

If your organization doesn't have an FTS reporting focal point and you would like to discuss this with a member of the FTS team, please get in touch with us. You can email fts@un.org with your contact information (name, job title, organization, telephone number) and the following details about the contribution(s) you are reporting on:

  • the donor organization name
  • the recipient organization name
  • the response plan, appeal or emergency title
  • status (pledge, commitment, paid contribution)
  • type (cash, in kind)
  • decision date
  • a brief project description
  • sector
  • the amount in original currency.

Organizations that do not report to EDRIS and wanting to report more than a couple of contributions at once can use our standard Excel template and then submit it to us by email.  

Alternatively you can use our online reporting form

What about IATI?

FTS's new information management systems, due for rollout at the end of 2016, are 'IATI-enabled'. If your organization publishes to version 2.02 of the IATI Standard and would like to use this as a way of exchanging information with FTS, please get in touch with the FTS team (fts@un.org).

FTS is working on guidelines to enable stakeholders wishing to exchange data using the IATI Standard to do so in a comparable way.  

What do I do if I see a record and think it’s wrong?

Organizational focal points and OCHA country offices should contact the FTS team: fts@un.org.

If you work for a donor government, UN agency, NGOs or fund and would like to query your organization's record, please contact your organizational focal point in the first instance. 

 

Quick stats

– In 2015, FTS captured data on the cross-border humanitarian contributions of over 100 governments – 66 of those governments reported directly to FTS.
– In 2015, over 159 agencies/funds reported to FTS; FTS captured data relating to over 700 entities.
– An average of 100 new contributions are curated and recorded each working day, totalling around 11,000 new contributions each year.
– FTS recorded US$19.7 billion in humanitarian funding in 2015, of which 54% through over 30 response plans and appeals.