Accountability and Inclusion involve making sure that affected communities - especially individuals who are most at risk - are at the centre of, and driving, humanitarian action. The IASC views systematic accountability and inclusion as essential to meeting organizational and collective standards and commitments, including the Grand Bargain.
IASC Results Group 2 (RG2) on Accountability and Inclusion is a service for humanitarian leaders and responders which provides response-wide guidance, tools, and technical support. The Results Group supports humanitarian leaders and responders in demonstrating system change through collective approaches to accountability and inclusion in overall response efforts including enabling people to address sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment, and the meaningful participation of all community members in all stages of the humanitarian programme cycle. In doing so, it considers persons with disabilities, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and gender, age and other important distinctions.
Coherent linkages between the Grand Bargain Workstream 6 (Participation Revolution) and RG2 are evidenced through complementary approaches to agency-level actions (primarily GB Workstream 6) and collective-level change (primarily RG2). RG2 provides a service package across humanitarian response and the nexus, while Workstream 6 focuses on agency and project efforts; levering the Grand Bargain’s ability to influence a broader stakeholder group toward transformative change.
Priority areas of support to humanitarian leadership:
- Humanitarian responses continuously informed & adapted through active participation of affected populations;
- Bringing regional and national voices into global policy and practice, strengthening accountability and inclusion;
- Protection from and response to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH) is improved;
- Accessible service package on accountability and inclusion available through a global platform; and,
- International standards on accountability and inclusion applied in full.
Note: This group builds on the valuable outputs of the previous IASC Task Team on Accountability to Affected Populations and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, and the IASC Task Team on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. These task teams have completed their work in January 2019
Accountability and Inclusion involve making sure that affected communities - and especially individuals who are most at risk - are at the centre of, and driving, humanitarian action. These key inter-agency tools provide resources and information to help you improve your response, by better tailoring it to the needs of the communities that you work with.