The world is obsessed with tools. Bad workmen blame them and fools worship them. We are constantly revising old ones and looking for new ones to tackle the challenges we face.
A dialing down of the ‘participation revolution’ may be in the offing amid persistent concerns about the perceived dangers of being accountable to people hit by humanitarian crises in places that are politically and socially fragile.
More than 50,000 people remain stranded in refugee camps in Greece. Most are waiting to continue their journey further into Europe in search of better lives for their families.
When it comes to putting affected communities at the centre of humanitarian action, a challenge to any normative framework is ensuring compliance.
The International Rescue Committee is making a thorough job of looking at feedback and accountability mechanisms through its CVC program.
After Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, a story about IOM’s then novel idea of putting suggestion boxes in camps for displaced people made the front page of the New York Times,
I stand counting with her, “1..2..3..4..5..6..7”. She stumbles on 8, but nails 9 and 10. She beams up at me with pride,
Martin Dawes gives his insight on the innovative work being made within the humanitarian landscape regarding accountability and feedback. With specific emphasis on the events that unfolded at the first World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul,
Sarah Holst from Integrity Action assesses the improvement of aid capabilities of organizations in post-earthquake Nepal after Ground Truth implemented its feedback methodology.
The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) takes an in depth look into the systematic flaws and weaknesses of the humanitarian response to the Ebola epidemic rather than operational issues.