This note lays out the agreed Priority Areas of Work for the IASC Results Groups covering the period May-December 2019. Please note that the priority areas of action for Results Groups 2 and 5 remain a work in progress.
The IASC Results Groups have been encouraged to be concrete in their deliverables, to focus on activities that will have the most impact on field effectiveness, will support IASC Principals’ with their decisions and/or advocacy efforts, promise the highest return for investment, and are inclusive; ensuring systematic engagement with key relevant IASC and non-IASC inter-agency structures.
The next step is for the Results Group to agree on: a breakdown of the activities and steps to be taken to achieve the deliverables (where required), a sequencing of the work in order of priority, and the assignment of owners for each of the activities and/or priorities.
As laid out in the OPAG working methods documents, Results Groups will report on the progress of the implementation of these Priority Areas of Work to the OPAG on a quarterly basis as well as during the 2nd OPAG meeting, tentatively planned for November 2019.
The product of extensive IASC technical consultations, the plan was unanimously endorsed by IASC Principals on 3 December 2018. Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) subsequently carried out a gap analysis to inform IASC members of current needs for effective implementation of PSEA interventions at country-level.
To provide rapid grants to IASC organizations and affiliated partners who lack access to sufficient dedicated or internal investigation capacity for cases of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse against beneficiaries or Sexual Harassment against Aid Workers.
The self-reporting exercise provides accountability towards the wider humanitarian community, beneficiaries and other stakeholders. It is also used as a starting point for the analysis provided by an independent annual report. This report assesses the progress of each work stream, and of the overall Grand Bargain initiative.
Following three months of extensive consultations, we are pleased to share with you the revised Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) templates with an associated step-by-step guide. This new package complements existing IASC HPC Guidance and incorporates good practices and developments achieved over recent years on needs assessments and response planning, as well as commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain.
They aim to improve the relevance and effectiveness of humanitarian response by:
providing a more holistic and inter-sectoral analysis of crisis-affected people’s needs and their severity, vulnerabilities, causes, and risks, including a disaggregation based on age, gender, disability and other context-relevant diversity characteristics;
strengthening the prioritization of the response based on the needs analysis together with an analysis of the most appropriate and feasible response options, putting the emphasis on combined multi-sectoral and sectoral responses;
formulating measurable and attainable strategic objectives that reflect the desired humanitarian outcomes to achieve from the prioritized response; and
specifying key indicators, frequency, and roles and responsibilities for regular monitoring of the crisis situation, needs, and achievements of the response throughout the year.
to the extent possible to improve coherence between humanitarian, development and peacebuilding frameworks through collective outcomes.