Final Report | Eyes and Ears on the Ground: Monitoring Aid in Insecure Environments

Steets, J., Sagmeister, E. and Ruppert, L.
Publication language
Date published
01 Oct 2016
Research, reports and studies
Conflict, violence & peace, Working in conflict setting, Monitoring
Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria

This research aimed to improve the monitoring of humanitarian assistance in insecure
environments with a focus on Afghanistan, South Central Somalia, South Sudan and Syria. It had two main goals: first, to assess available options for aid agencies to monitor assistance, given the constraints that insecurity entails, and second, to identify principles of good practice and particular aspects where monitoring approaches could be improved.

Humanitarian agencies have been working with different approaches to mitigate gaps in
current practice and to address the challenges posed by insecurity. This research focused on three of those, as prioritised with learning partners in countries: responding to community feedback in insecure settings; utilising third parties to monitor where access is constrained; and using technologies for monitoring.