HISS-CAM - A decision-making tool

Thompson, E.
Publication language
Date published
01 Jan 2008
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Funding and donors, Principles & ethics, Protection, human rights & security

World Vision has devised HISS-CAM as a tool to help staff think through difficult operational and policy decisions they may face when interacting with military and other armed actors.
More broadly, the tool seeks to answer the question that aid workers often face: How can we achieve the necessary balance between principles and pragmatism in our operations? due to its applicability beyond civil–military (ciVmil) engagement, World Vision has found that there is scope to use the tool for other decisions, mainly relating to local partnering and the acceptance of funds from non- traditional sources. staff have reported that it facilitates not only a very useful analytical process, but also a helpful way of communicating on-the-ground decisions to other entities in the organisation.

H umanitarian imperative

I mpartiality and Independence

S ecurity and protection

S ustainability