Key Elements of Results-Based Protection

Through a call for examples during the first phase of the Results-Based Protection Program, several key elements supporting a results-based approach to protection were identified.[1]

Three key elements have been identified as essential for an overall approach to results and protection outcomes. These key elements help us make informed decisions about measures to mitigate threats, reduce vulnerabilities, and enhance capacities in a timely manner while making course corrections along the way. The approach promotes stronger collaboration and complementarity among relevant actors to achieve comprehensive protection outcomes.


What are the Key Elements?

Review the Key Elements of Results-Based Protection to learn how to apply these throughout the program cycle.

What does this look like?

Through a comprehensive context-specific protection analysis that disaggregates the unique patterns of risk, start with some basic questions:

  • What are the drivers that influence the attitude, behavior, practice, and policy in relation to the specific threat, vulnerability, capacity?
  • How do you change attitudes, behavior, practice, and policy in relation to the specific threat, vulnerability, capacity?
  • What actions are necessary to support this change?
  • What actors and at what level are needed to carry out these actions?
  • What assumptions and evidence support these actions?

The Results-Based Protection Program seeks to test and document the implementation of these and other elements along with relevant tools and methodologies used. This is expected to allow for further elaboration of a comprehensive results-based protection framework to support engagement with other members of the humanitarian community, as well as its broad dissemination and promotion.

[1] InterAction, Results-Based Protection Practitioners’ Roundtable Summary Report, April 2013