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FTS. Financial Tracking Service. Topics to be covered. What is FTS and why it is useful for PCM? Data sources and key challenges Pre-set tables New features and planned improvements Relation with the Online Project System (OPS). What is FTS ?.

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http fts unocha org


Financial Tracking Service

topics to be covered
Topics to be covered
  • What is FTS and why it is useful for PCM?
  • Data sources and key challenges
  • Pre-set tables
  • New features and planned improvements
  • Relation with the Online Project System (OPS)
what is fts
What is FTS?
  • On-line database of humanitarian funding
  • Real-time snapshot of contributions to natural disasters and complex emergencies (all Consolidated and Flash Appeals and contributions outside appeals (bilateral, Red Cross/Red Crescent, etc.)
  • Real-time snapshot of emergencies without an appeal
  • Tool to improve coordination, resource allocation decisions, and advocacy
why is fts important during the cap process
Why is FTS important during the CAP process
  • Year in review narrative
  • Cluster response plans
  • Tables with previous year response
  • Humanitarian Appeal chapeau

Where does the information come from ?


key challenges
Key challenges
  • Delays in reporting
  • Several sources for the same piece of information. Descriptions and amounts can vary.
  • False distinction between appeal and non-appeal
  • Unearmarked funding / SNYS
  • Lack of NGO reporting
what can you do
What can you do?
  • Consult FTS regularly and look for gaps/inconsistencies.
  • Explain FTS to all CAP and non-CAP partners.
  • Circulate FTS flyers to all humanitarian partners, including donors.
  • Ensure that your office only uses FTS figures in all information products.
  • Familiarize yourself with all pre-set tables and custom search features.
key features
Key features
  • Pre-set tables by country
  • Project sheets
  • Print projects on demand
  • Custom tables (1 and 2)
  • Set data grouping and saving a search
which tables are what
Which tables are what?
  • Tables A and B: All humanitarian contributions to an emergency, both inside and outside appeal
  • Tables C, D, E, F, G: Contributions only to the appeal, organized by appealing organization, summary by cluster, list of projects, list of contributions
  • Table H: List of contributions outside the appeal
  • See also: Customized by country (i.e. location, priority, gender marker)

Project Sheets

Interested in a project?Read the full description by clicking on the project code in Table E.

new features and planned improvements
New features and planned improvements
  • Trends analysis
  • Pooled funding pages (CHF/ERF)
  • Video tutorials
  • Tip of the Week
how are ops and fts linked
How are OPS and FTS linked?
  • Transfer of data following HQ review
  • Changes throughout the year