Central African Republic

IAHE CAR 2016 - Accountability in Chronic Emergencies

Defining accountabilities

The IASC should review the collective accountability framework for chronic emergencies, providing guidance and monitoring mechanisms. To that end, it should consider:

i. Humanitarian principles and their link to coverage, comprehensive and specific needs assessments, and secure access. Independent needs assessment monitoring may be needed to advocate for unmet needs.

ii. AAP commitments, implementation at the strategic level and possible integration into the HPC package.

IAHE CAR 2016 - Collective Accountability Framework

Defining accountabilities

The HC/HCT should develop a collective accountability framework with monitoring mechanisms for coverage, specific needs, AAP and connectedness to national development. To that end, it should consider:

i. Identifying and monitoring unmet and untargeted needs, including difficult-to-reach populations, and developing advocacy where needs cannot be met.

IAHE CAR 2016 - Review HPC Model

Strenghtening process

The IASC should review the utility (usability) of the HPC model, provide training for its application, and strengthen the monitoring, evaluation and learning element. To that end, it should consider:

i. Ensuring the utility (usability) of the HPC by making it lighter and easier to use for the HC/HCT and all stakeholders, informed by learning and case studies from other responses, and applicable as a toolkit (not an accountability  framework).

IAHE CAR 2016 - Coordination and Effectiveness

Strengthening process

The HC/HCT should address key weaknesses in the coordination process in order to strengthen effectiveness. It should concentrate on needs assessment targeting specific vulnerabilities and groups of beneficiaries, strategic planning and monitoring, and define an effective approach to preparedness with development actors. To that end, it should consider:

IAHE CAR 2016 - Strategic Leadership in Chronic Emergencies

Enabling leadership

The IASC should learn lessons about “strategic” leadership in a chronic emergency. To that end, it should consider:

i. Recognizing the importance of “strategic” leadership in chronic emergencies like that of the Central African Republic.

ii. Recognizing the importance of leadership including HCT leadership for coordination, the importance of enabling structures, and the limitations of relying on the ‘right people’ model.

iii. Examining why mechanisms worked poorly despite relatively generous funding.

IAHE CAR 2016 - Strategic Leadership

Enabling leadership

The HC/HCT should enable strategic leadership by ensuring a dedicated leadership role, wellfunctioning coordination structures and structured communications with stakeholders. To that end, it should consider:

i. Maintaining a SHC or a dedicated HC role with strategic vision and the ability to work with political, development and military/peacebuilding actors.

IAHE CAR 2016 - L3 in Chronic Emergencies

Mobilizing capacity

The IASC should maintain an adequate response in the Central African Republic after the L3, and seek to adapt the L3 mechanism for chronic emergencies. To that end, it should consider:

i. Maintaining a fit-for-purpose response in the Central African Republic while transitioning out of reliance on the L3 surge, ensuring adequate prioritization, attention and funding based on needs, and engaging with development and political actors and donors to this end.

IAHE CAR 2016 - Mobilization after L3 Surge

Mobilizing capacity

The HC/HCT should advocate for the mobilization of maximum capacities after the L3 surge, including humanitarian capacities, development and peacebuilding capacities, and local and national capacities, behind a coherent and comprehensive stabilization agenda. To that end, it should consider:

i. Encouraging humanitarian actors to share collective responsibility by mobilizing capacities to meet continued humanitarian needs at scale in the wake of the L3 and weakness of state capacity.

IAHE CAR 2016 - IAHE Impact Pathway Model

Improving inter-agency strategy and performance

The IASC should develop the IAHE Impact Pathway model with lessons from the Central African Republic to guide future responses to chronic and complex emergencies. This should include lessons from PoC, clarified expectations on resilience, and guidance on reporting lives saved and risk avoided. To that end, it should consider:

IAHE CAR 2016 - Inter-Agency Strategy to Improve Performance

Improving inter-agency strategy and performance

The HC/HCT should develop an inter-agency strategy aimed at improving performance and focused clearly on assistance, protection, basic services and resilience. To that end, it should consider:

i. Strengthening assistance through improved quality, integrity and distribution, and consultation with intended beneficiaries.

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