Conflict, fragility and resilience

What can we learn from each other ?

 

DAC Peer Reviews, what can we learn from each other? 

Peer reviews are robust, independent evaluations of DAC member countries’ development programmes, providing in-depth examinations of their development systems and policies, including lessons learned.

Each DAC member country is peer reviewed approximately every four years according to the DAC Peer Review Content Guide. The final chapter of the peer reviews looks at humanitarian assistance, an integral part of ODA (official development assistance). This chapter looks at efforts made by members to fulfil their commitments to the Principles and Good Practice of Humanitarian Donorship (GHD). In 2004, the DAC decided to engage actively in pursuing Good Humanitarian Donorship, and began to include the GHD dimension in peer reviews later that year.

The objectives of humanitarian action

The objectives of humanitarian action are to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and in the aftermath of man-made crises and natural disasters, as well as to prevent and strengthen preparedness for the occurrence of such situations.

Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) Principles

 Peer reviews provide evidence for donor efforts to translate GHD commitments into practice by:

•    promoting policy and operational coherence in the humanitarian sector
•    improving the flexibility, timeliness and predictability of humanitarian financing
•    Promoting standards in humanitarian action.

The humanitarian chapters in the peer reviews are composed of five sections containing different indicators, which are used to evaluate DAC member countries. These evaluations provide opportunity for donors to learn from each other’s experiences and adopt good practices.

See how DAC countries are doing in humanitarian assistance

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK
Clear political directives and strategies for resilience, response and recovery

EFFECTIVE PROGRAMME DESIGN
Programmes target the highest risk to life and livelihood

ORGANISATION FIT FOR PURPOSE
Results are measured and communicated? And lessons learnt

RESULTS, LEARNING AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Systems, structures, processes and people work together effectively

EFFECTIVE DELIVERY, PARTNERHSIPS AND INSTRUMENTS
Delivery modalities and partnerships help deliver quality assistance

 

 

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