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

Earlier this year, through the financial support of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), InterAction commissioned an independent evaluation of its Results-Based Protection (RBP) program. The evaluation reviewed the RBP program against its strategic objective to determine the relevance and effectiveness of InterAction’s varying RBP activities and efforts since 2012, with emphasis …

Collective Approaches to Communication and Community Engagement: Models, Challenges and Ways forward

“The humanitarian system is not accountable at the collective level to the communities it serves.” Why is this so despite the increasing collective approaches to communication and community engagement that focus on making humanitarian action more accountable to affected populations? How can humanitarians engage with communities to better understand the …

Partnerships and Principles in Conflict Contexts

Coordination between local and international actors is important in enabling a shift towards results-based protection practices. To foster an effective partnership between international agencies and local partners, there must be trust between both sets of actors to promote mutual learning, shared analysis, and collective problem solving. RBP Enabler: The various …

Survivor and Community Led Crisis Response: Practical Experience and Learning

Integrating local response and spontaneous community-led protection strategies in crisis situations is a difficult endeavor. There has been an uptake in learning that highlights the significance of autonomous, community-led protection strategies  among affected populations. Nevertheless, despite the increased attention, there has been moderate change in how the affected population is …

Self-Protection: Centering Humanitarian Protection Programs on the Efforts of Local Communities

Communities have the upper hand when it comes to protection. Community members understand the local context and have the necessary resources and connections to organize self-protection activities better than international aid organizations. For example, local communities have relationships with armed groups that international actors cannot simply replicate. Moreover, international organizations …

IRC-DRC Prevention Analytical Framework (PAF): An Introduction

If your remember, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in collaboration with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is amid a two-year BHA-funded Results-Based Protection Analysis Project. We wrote a blog about what the project would entail. You can check it how here. Good news!!! There is an update. The Protection Analysis Framework (PAF) has …

Independent Evaluation of InterAction’s Results-Based Protection Program

InterAction developed its Results-Based Protection (RBP) initiative as a response to questions about whether protection could be measured and, if so, how? Extensive consultations with practitioners and protection specialists led to the distillation of good practice in the form of three Key Elements of Results-Based Protection. InterAction subsequently turned its …

WeWorld-GVC’s Community Protection Approach – An example of analysis tools that provide a basis for multi-disciplinary strategies to reduce risk

WeWorld-GVC is an international NGO that drives and implements a Community Protection Approach (CPA) to protection that embraces all three RBP Key Elements. The CPA, awarded “First Place” in InterAction’s 2020 Results-Based Protection Good Practice Contest was submitted by Paloma Solo de Zaldivar, Francesco Michele, Betina Borova, and Ahmad Sharif. It promotes a community …

Context-Specific Protection Analysis: How UNFPA Regional Syria Hub and the Whole of Syria GBV AoR embraced streamlined approaches to improve the gathering of GBV data to inform the humanitarian response in Syria

When the crisis broke out in Syria, little to no information existed on gender-based violence in this context. GBV actors faced additional difficulties in creating a needs-based response, particularly in a context where approvals from relevant authorities to conduct protection/GBV assessments were challenging, and where assessments were rendered more difficult by remote management …