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In June 2014, Oxfam signed a three-year framework agreement (1 April 2014-31 March 2017) – the Humanitarian Partnership Agreement (HPA) – with Sida, this brings together all the humanitarian funding that Oxfam receives within one contract and provides the ability to access three years of funding.

The overall goal of Oxfam’s HPA is to ensure ‘fewer women, men, and children die or suffer illness, insecurity and deprivation, by reducing the impact of natural disasters and conflict’. There are three components to the HPA: 1) Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) which provides surge funding at the start of an emergency scale up for up to 6 months; 2) Funding for annual ‘Planned Projects’ in chronic/ongoing crises; and 3) Funding for ‘Strategic Investment Projects’ to enable the pilot and scale up use of ICT in our humanitarian work and build the capacity of local WASH partners.

This report outlines the activities undertaken under the HPA from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 (Year 1), with the exception of some no-cost extensions that go to 30 June 2015.

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