Germany Overall Performance
Germany ranked 12th in the HRI 2011, improving two positions from last year. Based on the pattern of its scores, Germany is classified as a Group 3 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform below average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 1 (Responding to needs) and Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where they score close to average. Other donors in the group include Australia, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, and Spain.
Overall, Germany scored below the OECD/DAC average, and slightly above the Group 3 average. It was below the OECD/DAC average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where it scored above average. Compared to other Group 3 donors, Germany scored above average in all pillars, except for Pillar 3 (Working with humanitarian partners) and Pillar 4 (Protection and international law), where it scored above average. Germany did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in indicators on Funding NGOs and Timely funding to complex emergencies. Its scores were lowest in indicators on Funding UN and RC/RC appeals, Un-earmarked funding, Funding protection of civilians, Funding protection of civilians and Advocacy towards local authorities.