Donor scores: Spain

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Spain ranked 15th overall among all donors on the HRI 2009, moving up one place in the rankings. Spain’s best ranking by pillar was in Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery) where it ranked 12th, followed by 15th place in Pillar 1 (Responding to needs), 16th place in Pillar 3 (Working with humanitarian partners) and Pillar 4 (Protection and International Law). It was among the bottom third of donors in Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability), where it was placed 18th. Spain ranked 15th compared with its peers in terms of generosity and burden sharing.

Spain received its highest scores by indicator around the equitable distribution of funding in accordance to needs in the crisis, the equitable distribution of funding against the level of crisis and vulnerability, and funding to CERF and other quick disbursement mechanisms, ranking 1st among the donors on these issues. Spain also ranked 2nd for building local capacity to work with humanitarian actors. However, the country was among the lowest-rated donors for indicators around funding to forgotten emergencies and those with low media coverage (22nd), saving lives and maintaining human dignity (21st), non-discrimination (21st) and timeliness of funding (22nd). It also performed poorly (22nd) on indicators around supporting the transition between relief, early recovery and development, adapting to changing needs, accountability towards affected populations, evaluation of partners’ programmes, and promotion of good practice and quality standards. Spain tended to perform below the donor average in the different crises studied. Its performance in Haiti, however, was rated above the overall donor average.

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