Strengthening Accountability to Affected Populations through Network Learning

Lavey, J.-H. and Searle, L.
Publication language
Date published
30 Dec 2014
Research, reports and studies
Accountability and Participation, Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Networks, Organisational, Organisational Learning and Change
Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Philippines

This report examines why and how humanitarians are using networks to exchange knowledge and experience in the practice of accountability to affected populations (AAP). By exploring examples of promising practice generated within networks, the report highlights the potential for networks to strengthen accountability to people affected by conflict and disaster.

The report begins by providing a brief overview of AAP and outlines current practice trends. Next, it highlights the role of networks in promoting learning about AAP, drawing on what is known about networks as successful mechanisms for learning from the literature and key informant responses. The report concludes by exploring ways in which learning about AAP practice could be further strengthened within humanitarian networks, with the hope this will lead to improved accountability to aid recipients.

The study identifies three promising practice examples from the Philippines, Pakistan and Sierra Leone to demonstrate learning and action through networks to improve AAP.