The Child Resilience Alliance’s Toolkit for Reflective Practice in Supporting Community-led Child Protection Processes

The Child Resilience Alliance (CRA) is a group of senior partners dedicated to children’s protection and well-being in adverse environments. The group, in September 2018, released a 4-section toolkit to support community-led approaches to addressing protection risks affecting children. The toolkit includes four sections: facilitating, training, learning, and management. There is an …

Saferworld’s Community Security Approach

Saferworld’s Community Security Approach–An example of continuous, context-specific protection analysis based on community perspectives on safety Saferworld is an international NGO that implements community security programming globally–see their handbook here. While they use slightly different terms (e.g. “community security”), their approach is very much in line with Key Element #1 …

Developing an Evaluation Framework for GBV Prevention: An InterAction RBP Project

In April 2019, InterAction received generous support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to develop a results-based evaluation framework for the prevention of gender-based violence (GBV). The evaluation framework will be targeted toward humanitarian practitioners in the field, H.Q.-level protection and GBV advisors, and any organization that states …

InterAction’s RBP Field Support: Summer 2020 Update

In April 2019, InterAction’s Results-Based Protection (RBP) Team received funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to carry out a two-year project called “Strengthening Ways of Working for Protection Outcomes.” One integral part of this project aims to provide continuous and comprehensive support to NGOs working in select …

Message from InterAction’s RBP Team – COVID-19

Dear Colleagues, We hope that this email finds you safe, healthy, and well. On top of the challenge of maintaining your personal well-being, and that of your families, we know many of you are now intensively working on responding to COVID-19 and adapting your ongoing programs. We wanted to let …

Protection’s Missing Pieces

Humanitarians know that coordinated humanitarian response is like an enormous jigsaw puzzle – or, when resources are scarce, a high-risk game of Jenga. Ensuring that the right actors, sectors, and context-appropriate strategies are working in concert with one another to save lives, and alleviate human suffering on a massive scale, …

Blog: Using Theatre to Share Evaluation Findings with a Wider Community

In exploring methods for meaningful engagement with communities and effective two-way communication, there’s growing interest in using arts-based methods in evaluation. Theatre is one such approach that encourages people to creatively participate and connect with findings kinetically as part of a dialogue between performers and audience. In a recent blog …

Blog: Why Learning from Failure is Key to Anticipating Humanitarian Crises

In humanitarian contexts, decision-makers must often rely on various sources of data that may be incomplete or at odds, which affects the calculation of risk, and accordingly, resource prioritization and programmatic decisions. In efforts to cultivate an environment for iterative learning and move us away from “success” and “failure” thinking, …