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CHF Afghanistan - Operational Manual 2015


  • The Operational Manual for the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) Afghanistan is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and endorsed by the Advisory Board to set the general direction and programmatic focus of the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (hereafter “CHF” or “the Fund”).
  • The HC and the Advisory Board will revisit this Manual on an annual basis or as needed to adjust the general direction and programmatic focus of the Fund, thereby ensuring its relevance and effectiveness.


  • The purpose of the CHF Operational Manual is to describe the governance arrangements, objectives, allocation modalities and accountability mechanisms of the Fund, as well as to detail the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved.
  • Under the direction of the HC, the CHF aims to support the timely disbursement of funds to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). In this regard, this Manual provides guidance to implementing partners (IPs) and facilitates the role of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), members of the respective review teams, and cluster/sectoral experts.
  • The Operational Manual defines the country-specific regulations that govern the CHF. It is designed within the framework provided by the Operational Handbook for Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs), which describes the global set of rules that apply to all CBPFs worldwide, and adapts specific aspects of these global guidelines to the humanitarian context in Afghanistan. Adherence to the guidance provided in the two documents is mandatory so as to ensure standard and transparent processes.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
30 Sep 2015
Document type: 
Policy and Guidance
Humanitarian Financing
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination