Participation done right will lead to higher quality aid, better value for money, and increased acceptance of humanitarian action.
We will focus externally on how to best influence a complex sector during increasingly challenging times, and internally on how to best adapt our ways of working. We simply and firmly believe that participation done right will lead to higher quality aid, better value for money, and increased acceptance of humanitarian action among those it is supposed to benefit. This involves, facilitating interactive dialogue sessions between aid providers and the communities they serve, and supporting coordinators to make their systems more conducive to people-centred aid. Without shifts in policy and practice on the part of donors, humanitarians, and authorities, the change we seek will not happen. We are calling on those who share this vision to join us and multiply these efforts.
Changing the system
Global humanitarian policy incentivises people-centred programme design and implementation, placing the perspective of affected people at the centre of humanitarian action.
Planning, funding, management, implementation, and monitoring of humanitarian responses at the country level are strongly influenced by, and adapted to, the perspectives and priorities of affected people.
Local and international humanitarian actors manage their performance using feedback and insight from crisis-affected people while enabling their target groups to express their views through ongoing dialogue.