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From Principles and Commitment, to Demonstrated Action A 90 Minute Participatory Exercise “We want them to own the programme, of course, but they must.

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1 From Principles and Commitment, to Demonstrated Action A 90 Minute Participatory Exercise “We want them to own the programme, of course, but they must do what we want. If not, they should get their money elsewhere” Senior World Bank official talking about the Tanzanian Government, as reported by DANIDA in 1995

2 Learning Objectives PURPOSE: To better understand how accountability principles can improve the quality of humanitarian action and the quality of relations with key stakeholders. At the end of the exercise you will be able to: Explain the relationship between… List the seven principles of …. Relate three of the principles to… Describe how accountability principles impact… Justify how accountability principles enable…

3 What is the relationship between: Beliefs & Values; Principles; Standards; and Action? Photo by Juan Saenz

4 Group Exercise: “Finding the Connection” TASK 1 a)Each group has a situation. b)You have 15 minutes to reach consensus. c)Nominate someone to report in plenary. d)A plenary discussion will take place afterwards.

5 PLENARY DISCUSSION What informed your decision?

6 Principles Beliefs & Values Action

7 What are the Accountability Principles of HAP International? TASK 2 Complete the exercise individually. You have 15 minutes, please do it in silence. Compare results with your group. For this activity you will have another 15 minutes.

8 E) HAP-I ’ s Seven Accountability Principles 1.Commitment Respect and promote the rights of legitimate humanitarian claimants 2. State the standards that apply in their humanitarian assistance work 3. Inform beneficiaries about these standards, and their right to be heard 4. Meaningfully involve beneficiaries in project planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting

9 E) HAP-I ’ s Seven Accountability Principles 5. Demonstrate compliance with the standards that apply in their humanitarian assistance work through monitoring and reporting. 6. Enable beneficiaries and staff to make complaints and to seek redress in safety. 7. Implement these principles when working through partner agencies.

10 PLENARY DISCUSSION Do you have an example of a positive application of any of the accountability principles? Please explain.

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