Since the IPC inception, the European Union is one of IPC's biggest and loyal resource partners.
Currently the European Commission's Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (DEVCO) - EuropeAid is funding IPC normative development, technical support to countries and regions, and IPC institutionalization at the global level, within the framework of framework of the three year (2015–2018) EU-FAO Partnership Programme pursuing “Information for nutrition food security and resilience for decision making” (INFORMED). The Programme aims at strengthening resilience to withstand food crises as a result of human-induced and natural disasters, through the provision of technical, analytical and capacity development assistance to regional bodies and national government institutions closely associated with policy and programming.
UK development policy had poverty eradication as its overarching goal. DFID Rural Livelihoods Department (RLD) has lead responsibility for food security policy within DFID and pursues the objectives of that policy inter alia by encouraging the adoption and use of sustainable livelihood approaches.
The UK Government has been supporting the IPC Initiative with progressive grants which started in March 2012 and will come to an end in March 2018. The DFID-funded IPC project is contributing to consolidating the implementation of:
Capacity building activities within the framework of the Certificaiton programme and IPC strategic engagement programme;
The roll-out of the IPC chronic food insecurity classification in selected high burden focus countries;
The harmonization of country analysis, data archiving, and cross-country/cross-regional comparisons through the development of the IPC online Information Support System (ISS).
The DFID-funded IPC project is ultimately supporting the overall strategic objective of the IPC to improve understanding of food security situations and link better information to action.
USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, and fosters good will abroad. USAID is scaling up a comprehensive approach to fighting hunger and strengthening food security by: investing in cutting-edge scientific and technological agricultural research, developing agricultural markets, helping farmers access capital, offering extension services, providing emergency food assistance.
USAID is currently providing funds to the World Food Programme (WFP) for "Human Resource Support from WFP to the IPC Global Strategic Programme (2014-2018)". The key area of support relates to the implementation of IPC Quality and Compliance activities.
From May 2011 to June 2013, USAID funded a project aimed at building the capacity of the Global Support Unit to support national IPC activities.
The Australian Government's overseas aid program is improving the lives of millions of people in developing countries. Australia is working with the governments and people of developing countries to deliver aid where it is most needed and most effective. It has developed a comprehensive approach to food security and rural development by targeting the immediate needs of the poorest, while also strengthening the foundations of long-term global food security.
The Australian Government supported the IPC Initiative from July 2009 to December 2010. The AUSAID-IPC project contributed to establish and/or consolidate the IPC in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and provide needs-based food-security responses, including policies and interventions, through a standardized approach to the classification of food security. This supported the overall strategic objectives of the IPC to improve understanding of food security situations and linking better information to action.
The mandate of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada includes engaging in policy development in Canada and internationally, enabling Canada's effort to realize its development objectives. Increasing food security is one of Canada's priority international development themes.
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has been one of the first donors to believe in and support the IPC from the very beginning, financing from 2007 to 2011 the technical development of the tool and its implementation in East and Central Africa.
Over this period, lessons have been learned from practice, the technical rigour of the tool has been strengthened, hundreds of analysts have been trained and the IPC is now being used in close to 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Central America, becoming a sustainable and autonomous process chaired by Governments. Thanks to Canada's support, the IPC is now an international reference for food security analysis and classification.
The Commission's European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) was created in 1992 as an expression of the European solidarity with people in need all around the world. In 2004 ECHO became the Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid before integrating Civil Protection in 2010 for a better coordination and disaster response inside and outside Europe.
Since 2010, the Commission has been rolling out its new Humanitarian Food Assistance Policy and supported around 100 million people facing acute food insecurity. ECHO has supported the implementation of the IPC in Asia, Central America and West Africa.
The BMZ develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which German development policy is based. It devises long-term strategies for cooperation with the various players concerned and defines the rules for implementing that cooperation. These are the foundations for developing shared projects with partner countries and international development organisations.
Germany is intensively involved in the war on hunger and poverty. Achieving food security, promoting agriculture and developing rural areas – while protecting natural resources – are important goals of German development cooperation.
The Netherlands has undertaken a fundamental review of development policy. It has decided to assist fewer partner countries while focusing on four spearhead areas in which the Netherlands can add special value.
The Government's 4 spearheads for bilateral development are security and the legal order, water, food security, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. All are areas in which Dutch businesses, civil society organisations, and knowledge institutions can offer expertise and add special value.
The Government of the Netherlands funded the IPC Initiative in 2006-2008 through the FAO-Netherlands Partnership Programme (FAO-FNPP) and in 2011 through the Flood Management and Mitigation Programme (FAO-FMMP).
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is the main management body for Spanish Cooperation, which combats poverty and works for sustainable human development. Rural development and the fight against hunger are priority areas for AECID, which is fully committed to cooperating with countries in agriculture, food security and nutrition to help realise the human right to food.
The humanitarian office of the AECID provides funds to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support the implementation of the IPC Global Strategic Programme (2014-2016) in Latin America and Caribbean.
AECID's funds allow flexibility at the time of deciding the type of IPC activity and the country of deployment, which fits very well with the IPC implementation approach, based on country demand.
SIDA is a government organization under the Swedish Foreign Ministry, which administers approximately half of Sweden's budget for development aid. Swedish development aid follows three thematic priorities: democracy and human rights, environment and climate change, and gender equality and women’s role.
SIDA promotes integrated and rights based approaches for water and energy efficient food production and sustainable use of water across sectors.
The Agency funded IPC pilot exercises in 3 countries in 2009-2010 through WFP and in 2011 through FAO-FMMP.