How FTS Works

The FTS dataset is fed by reports on funding flows and pledges provided by donors and recipient organizations. Being based on a voluntary reporting mechanism, the quality of the information provided by FTS can only ever be as good as the data it contains. All humanitarian actors should report their funding to FTS on a regular basis, and the FTS team is fully open to help and support stakeholders to ensure a smooth reporting process.

FTS counts on multiple sources of reporting, namely:

  • Governments
  • EU and ECHO
  • UN Agencies
  • NGOs
  • CERF and CBPFs
  • Private Sector
  • Charities and Foundations

FTS accepts reports in all formats, but is increasingly working to automate reporting, including via the IATI standard. No matter the level of input automatization, the FTS team then curates the reported data. The team manually reviews, verifies, and triangulates all information before uploading it to the database.

The content of the FTS database is structured to allow the users to:

  • track the funding flows from donors to local humanitarian actors
  • compare countries and emergencies
  • quickly grasp specific response plan and appeal funding progress

For further information on how FTS works, please refer to the FAQs section or send an email to fts@un.org. If you are new to FTS and wish to report humanitarian contributions, please visit the report a contribution page.

Related links:

About FTS

Why we need FTS

FAQs about FTS