How can accountability improve coordination? (Kate Burns, OCHA)

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How can accountability improve coordination? (Kate Burns, OCHA)

  1. 1. ACCOUNTABILITY TO AFFECTED PEOPLE HOW IT CAN IMPROVE C O O R D I N AT I O N K AT E B U R N S – O C H A ALNAP 5 MARCH 2013
  2. 2. AAP OVERVIEW1. IASC Commitments2. OCHA efforts on AAP3. Focus on information for coordination4. Your views ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 2
  3. 3. IASC TRANSFORMATIVE AGENDA"The IASC Principals are committed tothe ultimate objective of accountability to beneficiaries by ensuring that the humanitarian response delivers life- saving assistance to those in need as the result of effective and timely decision-making and planning.” ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 3
  4. 4. IASC COMMITMENTS1. Leadership and Governance2. Transparency3. Feedback and Complaints4. Participation5. Design, Monitoring and Evaluation ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 4
  5. 5. UNDERSTANDING AAP• Accountability is a legal, practical and moral obligation for humanitarians• Taking account of others ideas (needs assessment)• Accounting for our actions (monitoring & evaluation)• All segments: women, girls, boys, men of all ages, disabled etc. ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 5
  6. 6. Information improves coordination AAP can help !!! ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 6
  7. 7. WHAT DO WE KNOW? • 65% were not consulted • 55% could not complain • 70% were not asked about inputsData not disaggregated by sex, age or diversity Survey Page 48 ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 7
  8. 8. COORDINATION REQUIRES INFORMATION: - 3Ws (Who, What, Where) - Quantitative outputs (How many x) - Mainly collected by clusters - Government and other agencies contribute ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 8
  9. 9. BEFORE IT GETS TO OCHA, INFORMATION... • Gets filtered through several layers • Possibility of bias • Is often about agency output • May not include ALL voices • May not be reality on the ground ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 9
  10. 10. COORDINATION IS..... “Humanitarian coordination seeks toimprove the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership” ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 10
  11. 11. HOW CAN AAP PRINCIPLES HELP?• System wide leadership by the IASC• Increased transparency by all• Feedback/reporting: to OCHA• Feedback information: to people• Participation year round• AAP throughout the Programme Cycle ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 11
  12. 12. RISKS AND CHALLENGES• Doing too much...?• Putting pressure on clusters...?• Not broke, don’t fix...?• Seen as not trusting clusters? Policing? ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 12
  13. 13. YOUR VIEWS PLEASE.... How can AAP principles help us to better coordinate, so that a more effective humanitarian response isplanned, implemented, monitored and evaluated? ALNAP 2013 - OCHA AND AAP 13

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