Donor scores: Greece
Greece received an overall ranking of 22nd in this year’s HRI. It showed slight improvement in its ranking for Pillar 4 (Protection and International Law), moving from 22nd to 19th. Its next best ranking by pillar was for Pillar 1 (Responding to needs) at 21st, followed by a ranking of 22nd in Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery). Performance in Pillar 3 (Working with humanitarian partners) and Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability) remained at the bottom of the donor list (23rd). Greece’s ranking for generosity and burden sharing was 17th among the donor group.
By indicator, Greece ranked well for non-discrimination in humanitarian action (5th), along with the indicators for support unaffected by other crises (4th), and for assistance free of conditionality that compromises humanitarian action (7th). It ranked 9th among the donors with regards to maintaining independence from non-humanitarian objectives, for equitable distribution of funding to different crisis countries, and equitable distribution of funding in accordance to the needs in the crisis, but its rankings were consistently low across nearly all other indicators in the HRI. For example, it ranked 22nd for needs assessments, needs-based response and funding based on needs assessments, three critical indicators to ensure that assistance is in accordance to needs. Greece performed well below the overall donor average in all of the crises studied this year.