Webinar on Enhancing the Potential of Pooled Funds for Localisation

02 December 2020, 14:00-15:30 CET

Donors and international actors have viewed mobilising and investing in pooled funding mechanisms as a key tool for increasing direct funding opportunities for local actors. Pooled fund offers flexibility and efficiencies within the humanitarian system, and as a result pooled funding models have increased in number, with greater investment from more donors. Acting on behalf of the Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream, Oxfam commissioned a desk review to increase the understanding of Grand Bargain signatories of how pooled funds can better support localisation outcomes committed within the Grand Bargain. 

This PUBLIC WEBINAR will present the main findings and recommendations of the review and aims to generate discussions and potential actions from Grand Bargain signatories and stakeholders.


  • Andy Featherstone, co-author of the desk review
  • Thu Thu Nwe Hlaing, LIFT Myanmar
  • Giorgio Ferrario, IFRC
  • David Throp/Alice Sequi, OCHA Pooled Fund Management Branch
  • Sajid Raihan, Start Fund Bangladesh