The PBF funds through two different facilities.
The Immediate Response Facility is designed to jumpstart peacebuilding and recovery needs. It is a flexible and fast funding tool for single or multiple projects up to one year in duration. Proposals submitted by the senior UN representative – that meet the criteria – may receive funding within three weeks.
The Peacebuilding and Recovery Facility is designed to support a more structured peacebuilding process, driven by national actors based on a joint analysis of needs with the international community. When a country has been declared eligible to receive funding from the PBF, the PBSO established a country allocation based on the approved Priority Plan and elegates project approval authority to a Joint Steering Committee co-chaired by the national Government and the United Nations.
PBF Facilities and Purpose
Country with peacebuilding needs and significant UN presence
- Emergency or ‘shock’ (eg political violence) at any time, or transitional government, or unforeseen needs; Or significant PB opportunity arises which triggers the SG to initiate a system-wide response
- typically within 5 years of conflict; and/or significant risk of lapsing into conflict and – existing PCNA, or UNDAF / PRS incorporating PB goals; and – full / effective government partnership in identifying priorities and overseeing PBF resources;
The Immediate Response Facility (IRF)
- Shorter term financing (18 months max)
- Each project approved by PBSO (New York)
- Max $15m for a package of projects
The Peacebuilding and Recovery Facility (PRF)
- Longer term financing (3 years)
- Uses a strategic document (Peacebuilding Priority Plan) as the basic document approved by PBSO (New York)
- Strategic doc needs good results matrix / M&E / logframe
- Authority to identify specific projects delegated to UN-gov-civil society management committee ( “Joint Steering Committee”)
- Needs Secretary-General Eligibility
For more details see the Guidelines for Applying to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Part 1