This paper addresses the exit strategy from the stand point of an emergency requiring a humanitarian response and considers the conditions to be met in order to proceed with such a strategy. The emergencies go for both possibilities of an emergency affecting an entire country, or even a number of countries in a region as well as a situation where the emergency affects only a part of a country.
The exit strategy includes the general policy in complex emergencies, such as resolution 46/182 and the cooperation with government. It includes specific conditions those are essential to evaluate before executing the exit strategy and operational principles such as a long term mechanism for continuing development. Finally it includes the impact on humanitarian coordination in order to address the exit strategy.
Different circumstances, people, and issues make every post-conflict reintegration project unique. However, the success of any operation is due, in large part, to the leadership of field staff. Ten fundamental principles, or the “Golden Rules”, were developed to provide strategic guidance to field personnel.
The Golden Rules are as follows: 1) Stability is the overriding priority 2) Move forward only when you’re confident that everyone is on board 3) Local and international actors need a shared vision 4) Protection and Assistance are flip sides of the same coin 5) Building capacity to promote reintegration 6) Coordination is not just an activity—it’s a way of life 7) Follow the flow of people: A regional approach can make a lot of sense 8) Ensuring staff security helps the staff ensure civilian security 9) Headquarters must help you serve the people in need 10) Working with donors is part of your job