IASC Briefing on Good Practices in Operationalizing Collective Approaches to Accountability to Affected Populations
An accountable humanitarian system, where more decision-making power is in the hands of those affected by crises, is central to principled humanitarian action. Accountability to Affected People (AAP) ensures this action protects and restores human dignity and agency, remains relevant and effective and leaves no one behind.
AAP has been part of the humanitarian reform agenda for the last three decades. During that time, individual agencies, and the humanitarian sector as a whole, have made progress to improve and increase community engagement in country operations and through global commitments, guidance and tools. Nevertheless, more needs to be done to act on communities' feedback and needs, to deliver community-led, relevant, dignified and timely responses.
The objective of this briefing was to take stock of where the humanitarian system and IASC are on collective accountability, to draw attention, and propose concrete solutions, to areas where more progress is needed. It was also an opportunity to inform the documentation of case studies on good practices and lessons learned in AAP.