Risk Sharing Framework

Publication language
Date published
09 Jun 2023
Plans, policy and strategy
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Development & humanitarian aid, humanitarian action, Humanitarian Principles

The Risk Sharing Platform was established in 2021 and is co-led by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ICRC and InterAction. Through this Platform, signatories to the Grand Bargain from national and international NGOs, Red Cross/Crescent movement entities, UN agencies and government donors, seek to improve the way organisations share risk, with the ultimate goal of better supporting affected people.

The idea for a Risk Sharing Framework first arose during a Global-level Expert Meeting on risk sharing in early 2021. Discussions continued until a commitment was made by the Risk Sharing Platform members in late 2022 to draft a document. The substantive work to create the Framework was undertaken by members between January and May 2023. The co-leads developed initial texts for the Framework, which were discussed during monthly Platform meetings and circulated to members for comment in five rounds of drafting to finalise this document.

The result is a Risk Sharing Framework which provides a basis for interested humanitarian actors to further pursue risk sharing as a means to enable more effective delivery of support to affected people. It is not a directive tool, but rather a principled approach that can be adapted and used by actors as they see fit.