Project • Ongoing
Amplifying affected peoples' views of the humanitarian and COVID-19 responses
With increasing attacks by armed groups, Burkina Faso's heightened insecurity is exacerbating critical humanitarian needs and prompting more Burkinabé to flee their homes. Operating within this context, the humanitarian country team has established the Community Engagement and Accountability Working Group (CEAWG) in order to implement and strengthen accountability practices towards affected people.
Ground Truth Solutions (GTS), in partnership with the CEAWG and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), supports the systematic collection and analysis of affected populations' feedback to help develop humanitarian plans centred on the voices of affected communities.
Our first project phase collected affected people's perceptions of the impact of COVID-19 and their experience with the humanitarian aid they had received over the past six months. Findings from these reports supported the drafting of the 2021 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).
Our second project phase will build on the baseline data from phase one and track if and how people's perceptions about aid programming changes over time. We are also working closely with the CEAWG to build humanitarian actor's capacity to run their own perception surveys and analysis, with the ultimate aim to build a community of practice that systematically listens, responds and adapts to the opinions of affected people in Burkina Faso.