Donor scores: Belgium
Belgium is ranked 14th in the 2008 HRI. Belgium ranked 11th in both Pillar 3 and 4 and 18th in Pillar 5. Nevertheless, it ranked first in the indicator for funding to forgotten emergencies and those with low media coverage, as well as in its consistent support for implementation of humanitarian action and in affirming the primary role of civilian organisations. Furthermore, it ranked second in involvement of beneficiaries in monitoring and evaluation and third in distribution of funding relative to ECHO’s Crisis and Vulnerability Indices. However, its worst indicator scores were second to last in timely funding, 21st in commitment to on-going crises, 20th in timely funding to complex emergencies within UN appeals and the number of evaluations, and 19th in strengthening local capacity for crisis response and mitigation.