Tuesday, 3 September 2013

OPEN MEETING: Improving Humanitarian Action

On June 17, ALNAP hosted an open meeting to explore some of the questions around standards and verification. Questions around how to improve the delivery of quality and accountability to recipients of aid focused on
  • a) the use and relevance of current standards and
  • b) the potential for a developing a compliance mechanism for verifying and benchmarking how well humanitarian agencies apply principles and standards of quality and accountability.
ALNAP identified some key questions: Does the system need to change the way that standards are implemented? Is there potential for a single core standard for humanitarian action? Is the system ready for a new system of certification? If so, what will it look like? What are the certification criteria? Who will do the verifying?
The meeting was streamed simultaneously and you can watch excerpts, via the ODI website, here.