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A standard for standards in humanitarian response

Anew web portal has been launched recently to highlight key standards and guidance, and encourage those engaged in humanitarian response to incorporate them into their work.

Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) International, People In Aid and the Sphere Project supported by the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP) have developed this initiative to bring greater coherence amongst standards and so increase the chance of them being put into practice.

A workshop was held in May 2012 led by leaders of the Joint Standards Initiative (JSI) – HAP International, People in Aid and the Sphere Project. The JSI is working to create a coherent set of standards that can be used for small and large aid organizations involved in humanitarian response and development. The general consensus was that there is a need to consult field workers and local programme managers to determine the implementation of standards.

For more information, visit: http://www.jointstandards.org/

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A standard for standards in humanitarian response. Field Exchange 43: Government experiences of CMAM scale up, July 2012. p64. www.ennonline.net/fex/43/standard

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