In December 2014, the Results-Based Protection Program hosted its pilot online discussion forum, Designing for Results: The top five characteristics of a protection program designed to bring about results.
The discussion revealed three characteristics of design that may contribute to protection outcomes:
- The Entry Point for Design: A Problem-Solving Approach
- Flexibility – as described in terms of structure, monitoring, funding, and internal mechanisms
- Designing for Contribution
The forum brought together 41 participants from 18 international NGOs working in 20 countries. Participants included members of the Results-Based Protection Learning & Steering Group (LSG), field and technical staff of LSG members, as well as identified HQ staff and program design practitioners from the broader NGO community.