Malteser International finances 2016
Sources of funding
Thanks to an increase in public grants and donations received through our partner organization, Germany's Relief Coalition (ADH), 2016 was a year of positive developments for Malteser International's finances.
Around 47.8 million euros of our total revenue came from public and institutional donors, in comparison to 21.5 million euros in 2015. Of this sum, the German government provided 29.8 million euros, primarily in response to the crises in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. We received a further 5.7 million euros from coalitions and fundraising campaigns (2015: 5.2 million euros). These earnings are almost exclusively due to the support of our coalition partners, Germany’s Relief Coalition ADH, and Nachbar in Not in Austria.
Amounts reveived from private donations through the international network of the Order of Malta decreased from 9.1 million euros in 2015 to 6.2 million.
Expenses by region and country
In 2016, Malteser International implemented more than 100 projects in a total of 24 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. 31 million euros were spent on projects in Asia/Middle East, with 15.1 and 15.9 million euros spent on Asia and the Middle East respectively.
The project volume in Africa increased from 8 million euros in 2015, to around 9.6 million in 2016. This was for the most part due to the ongoing famine in East Africa, the effects of which could already be felt in 2016.
In the Americas, we implemented projects with a total volume of 2.2 million euros – an increase on the previous year’s total of 1.8 million. This was in part due to Hurricane Matthew, which affected parts of Haiti and Colombia. Lastly, our projects for Europe expended three million euros in 2016.
Income and expenditure 2016
Malteser International’s project volume in 2016 rose significantly – from 32.8 million euros in 2015 to 48.9 million euros. Of this, the total project expenses were 46 million euros. In total, expenditure increased by 49 percent on the previous year. 13.6 million euros were included in liabilities. These are unused donations and grants from the current fiscal year which are expended in subsequent financial years.
Uncommitted funds result in a positive annual result. Reserves are then set aside from these funds and are to be used in years with lesser revenue from private donations. In this way, we ensure the long-term financing of our projects while maintaining its management and administrative costs within an objectively appropriate limit. In 2016, these management and administration costs amounted to 3 million euros.
Expenses by sector and phase of relief
Projects in the field of health remain among our core activities and accounted for 53 percent of our total project volume in 2016. Because health conditions are closely linked to a population’s food and nutrition situation, access to clean drinking water, and hygiene conditions, we pursue a holistic approach to our goal of improving health. In 2016, projects in the field of WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) and Food Security respectively made up 16 percent and 5 percent of our total project volume.
More than half of our total volume in 2016 was allotted to emergency relief. The ongoing crisis in the
Middle East was a major contributing factor to this situation. While 26 percent of our project volume was dedicated to recovery and rehabilitation, 18 percent of our funds went into long-term investment in the form of development.