|In 2011, the IASC Principals agreed to five Commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations (CAAP) as part of a framework for engagement with communities. The revised version was developed and endorsed by the IASC Principals in November 2017 to reflect essential developments such as the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), the work done by the IASC on inter-agency community-based complaints mechanisms including PSEA, and the importance of meaningful collaboration with local stakeholders, which came out as a priority recommendation from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and in the Grand Bargain.
Following the release of the revised Commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations, the
IASC AAP/PSEA Task Team has published a two-page guidance note for principals and senior managers to accompany them, highlighting the relevant links to the Grand Bargain’s Participation Revolution recommendations and the Core Humanitarian Standard. Within each of these Commitments, the note highlights the key elements of RBP, and the importance of starting from the perspective of those experiencing violence, coercion, and deliberate deprivation, as demonstrated in the following recommendations:
The CDAC Network and the IASC AAP/PSEA Task Team have also developed a matrix of resources (above) for Communicating with Communities and Accountability to Affected Populations to provide a list of tools, guidance and case studies, in support of the 4 revised AAP Commitments for use at organizational and collective levels and help managers and practitioners navigate the various resources available.
To access both of these resources, please see here.