Earlier this year, InterAction’s Protection team began a process of redesigning its reference handouts and how it presents material to the public. In collaboration with a design team, they were able to produce an updated visual representation of the Framework for Protection Risk Analysis. The handout provides all the necessary information, and its enhanced design and explicative graphics make it easy to follow.
The 2022 Annual RBP Briefing Paper, using a results-based approach to protection, aims to begin to identify ways that humanitarians must work to understand the links between protection risks and the impacts of climate change in settings of armed conflict. Beginning with the perspective that reducing protection risk is a priority for the humanitarian community, we ask the questions: how does climate change impact that objective? What further considerations should we make in our protection analysis and strategies that incorporate context-specific and global climate change manifestations? What kind of collaboration do we need to address these issues effectively? And in the specific context of armed conflict, how must the behavior of armed actors be addressed?
As the humanitarian community recognizes the importance of the Centrality of Protection, there are emerging efforts underway by organizations seeking to better implement programs to achieve protection outcomes. Recently, Action Against Hunger implemented a new program, Protection Integration in Nutrition Security (PiiS), in order to foster an integrated approach to their programming, with a focus on both protection and nutrition. The program strives to increase communication between the protection and nutrition sectors, as well as provide a set of tools and resources for integrating protection into the nutrition work stream.
The monitoring and evaluation of adaptive learning is an emergent field. Although there is a growing body of literature on adaptive programming more generally, there is a limited knowledge base on the monitoring and evaluation of adaptive learning interventions and their impacts. Unlike other implementation strategies or program management approaches, there are no standard metrics or monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track the integration, implementation, and effectiveness of adaptive learning in health programming. As a result, USAID has released a landscape review on measuring and monitoring adaptive learning.
In June 2022, the Global Public Policy Institute published a report, “The Logic of Protection Approaches: Four Models to Safeguard Civilians from Harm,” which examined the treatment of civilians by armed actors. The report provides four protection-based approaches to influence how armed actors interact with civilians and the community. Each section is broken down to explain the logic behind the approach, the impact it can have on the armed actors’ behaviors, and how the approach can backfire. The four approaches discussed are (1) “naming and shaming” armed actors (2) mobilizing influencers (3) capacitating communities and (4) training armed actors.
The Quality Assessment Framework (QAF) (field testing version) is a tool developed to enable Child Protection actors to meet the quality and monitoring requirements of operating a case management system in humanitarian contexts. Quality assessments help ensure case management activities are carried out following agreed upon processes and result in quality outputs and outcomes. The framework focuses on HOW the activity is implement, rather than WHAT activities should be done to achieve a specific result.
There is growing recognition of the impact climate change is continuing to have on communities already living in situations of armed conflict. Impacts of climate change including changing weather patterns, intensified natural hazards, and shifts in land use and livelihoods opportunities can all contribute to, or otherwise affect, protection risks. Protection actors are working to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities to address these issues. This Roundtable hopes to add to that understanding by identifying key themes related to climate change and Results-Based Protection, bringing together field practitioners to share experience, and highlighting existing good practice.
Save the Children has released a report reviewing ten of its programs to assess the effects that CVA has on CP outcomes, identify evidence gaps, and document best programmatic practices for learning.