A Guide to the HAP Standard: Humanitarian Accountability and by Humanitarian Accountability Partnership

By Humanitarian Accountability Partnership

The HAP regular is the 1st certifiable usual to be built which measures humanitarian responsibility and caliber administration. This professional commonplace has been built through the field, for the sphere, and permits the construction of a administration procedure to enforce suitable practices, codes, humanitarian ideas, and inner missions.

This consultant and its accompanying CD-ROM will offer managers operating in improvement with every thing they should learn about the traditional, the certification method, and enforcing the traditional. functional and obtainable, the advisor may also help make sure that reaching certification is an achieveable objective for either huge and small businesses.

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These Principles for Humanitarian Action provide a common practical definition of humanitarianism for agencies seeking to achieve compliance with the HAP Standard. More importantly, they offer a framework that can help to guide and adapt humanitarian action in a consistent and accountable way to the realities of challenging operational environments and when working with humanitarian partners. This section of the Guide examines three elements of the Humanitarian Accountability Covenant: • The HAP Principles for Humanitarian Action • Declaration of additional interests • Working with humanitarian partners.

References to further tools and information. 42 Benchmarks for the HAP Standard HAP Humanitarian Accountability and Quality Management Standard (2007) The Six Benchmarks 1. The agency shall establish a humanitarian quality management system. 2. The agency shall make the following information publicly available to intended beneficiaries, disaster-affected communities, agency staff, and other specified stakeholders: (a) organisational background; (b) humanitarian accountability framework; (c) humanitarian plan; (d) progress reports; and e) complaints-handling procedures.

Will everything in the humanitarian accountability framework be assessed? HAP Certification is concerned primarily with how an agency complies with the HAP Standard. However, as the humanitarian accountability framework may also make reference to other standards, codes, principles, or policies, the question arises of whether HAP will also assess compliance with these commitments. The answer is broadly ‘no’, although the HAP assessment will seek to ascertain the following: • Has the agency been definitive and comprehensive in listing those commitments and declaring those interests that are evidently relevant to the quality of its humanitarian programme?

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