Donor scores: Finland

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Finland is ranked 12th in the HRI 2009 ranking for the second consecutive year. In Pillar 1 (Responding to needs) it ranked 10th, on Pillar 3 (Working with humanitarian partners) it ranked 8th, while its ranking for Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction, and recovery) moved from 21st to 14th. However, Finland dropped from 9th to 14th on Pillar 4 (Protection and International Law) and from 13th to 16th on Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability). Overall performance is around the OECD-DAC average. It ranked 8th overall in terms of generosity and burden sharing.

Finland was ranked 1st for support to IFRC and ICRC appeals, for equitable distribution of funding to different crisis countries and facilitating safe humanitarian access. It also scored well in indicators for assessing needs, funding decisions based on needs, strengthening humanitarian response capacity and for support not affected by other crises, in all of which it ranked 2nd, compared with its peers. Finland was among the poorest performers in indicators such as supporting the needs of internally displaced persons (22nd), funding international disaster risk mitigation mechanisms (18th), respect for human rights law (19th), support for monitoring and evaluation (22nd), beneficiary involvement (21st) and equitable distribution of funding in accordance to the needs in the crisis (22nd). Finland’s performance in the different crises studied was slightly below the overall donor average, particularly in supporting local and government authorities´ coordination capacity and longer-term funding arrangements.

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