Plan & Design

The Results-Based Protection Program continues to explore key components in current practice to better adjust and refine the approach and guidance needed to support the planning and design phase of a response.

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 objective of the “Designing for Results” discussion forum was to elaborate on the unique aspects, including characteristics and practical approaches, of a results-based approach to designing programs to enhance protection.

The discussion revealed three characteristics of design that may contribute to protection outcomes:

  1. The Entry Point for Design: A Problem-Solving Approach
  2. Flexibility – as described in terms of structure, monitoring, funding, and internal mechanisms
  3. Designing for Contribution

 The full Summary and Analysis Report is available here

In March 2015 the Results-Based Protection Program will conduct an in-country consultation in Lebanon focused on program design. The core objectives are:

  • To gain input from key stakeholders on the necessary elements within the program design phase that support a results-based approach to protection.
  • To identify the elements within an interagency protection strategy that contribute to results and how these shape program design.
  • To learn about the challenges and opportunities key stakeholders face in practically applying criteria to the design phase of a response to achieve protection outcomes.
  • To reflect on the context-specific issues within Lebanon and provide a space for agencies within Lebanon to identify opportunities to strengthen program design using a results-based approach to protection.

The full Terms of Reference is available here.

This page will continue to be populated with new findings arising from on-line discussion forums, webinars, field consultations, and other activities that allow us to test and document best practice and showcase result-based approaches to protection.

  • What are the most critical characteristics of a protection program designed to achieve and demonstrate results?
  • What are tools and methods for program design which are results-oriented?
  • What are examples of programs taking a results-based approach?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities to practically apply these criteria to achieve and demonstrate results?
  • What complementarity and cooperation is required among humanitarians and within the interagency system to effectively design results-based protection programs?