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InterAction has published and collected resources including tools, reports, project evaluations, blogposts, and others from Members and partners that promote results-based approaches to protection since 2012; all of which can be found in this resource library. To explore practical case examples of RBP in practice, visit the case example page. Background photo By: Simon Moricz Sabjan is licensed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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Protection for People: What Do We Mean? Guidance for Senior Leadership

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  • Scenario Building in Preparation for or During Humanitarian Crises

    While there are many approaches to conducting an analysis of possible futures, this document outlines an example of one step-by-step approach of how to build scenarios, which can be applied to a range of contexts and timeframes, from a protracted conflict to a sudden onset disaster. It articulates 9 steps within the chain of plausibility, and showcases an example from an ACAPS’ scenario building exercise in Nigeria.

  • Kumu – An online mapping tool

    Kumu is one easy-to-use online mapping tool that can help humanitarians navigate complexity. All that’s required is an internet connection.

    Published: 2020
  • Localisation and Locally-led Crisis Response

    This review of existing literature explores the meaning of the term “localization” and how it differs from “locally-led”, underscoring the importance of using the correct terminology to describe our work.

    Published: 2016
  • Local Ownership in Evaluation: Moving from Participant Inclusion to Ownership in Evaluation Decision Making

    This briefing paper developed by InterAction provides practitioners – particularly international NGOs and donors – with a rationale and framework for promoting local ownership of evaluation.

    Published: 2015
  • An Overview of Community Innovation Trends: Design-Based Approaches

    In this first of a series of papers on trends in Community Innovation, Gallen Maclusky will explore two approaches that have their roots in the practice and rigour of design: Design Thinking and Social Labs. These approaches draw heavily on Community Engagement, iterative and experimental processes, and creative collaboration as pathways to effect change.

    Published: 2018
  • RBP Contest – Assessment Criteria

    This document provides a framework for assessment of submissions for the “RBP Good Practice Contest”. While these criteria are not exhaustive, they are intended to communicate the types of questions InterAction’s team will be asking themselves and reflecting on when reviewing submissions.

    Published: 2020
  • Preventing Household Violence: Promising Strategies for Humanitarian Settings

    The main objective of this review is to use a holistic lens to draw on best practices that have been used in humanitarian context which might be applicable to household violence prevention. The paper reviewed a total of 43 interventions and puts forward a set of recommendations that are pertinent to RBP in the field of household violence prevention in humanitarian settings.

    Published: 2017
  • Professional Standards for Protection Work (3rd Edition)

    The Professional Standards for Protection Work (third edition) has been published and was launched in March 2018. These encompass a set of minimum but essential standards for ensuring protection work is safe and effective, reflecting shared thinking and agreed Standards among humanitarian and human rights practitioners.

  • Tips to Adaptively Manage in Dynamic Contexts

    This note from USAID collects a few tips targeted at those funding and managing projects/partnerships for how to proactively cultivate an environment that enables CLA to flourish.

    Published: 2018


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