Client ActionAid

We reviewed ten international humanitarian commitments, analysing connections between them and their alignment with ActionAid’s humanitarian signature, in order to inform discussions at a meeting of ActionAid’s International Platform.

ActionAid is a federated organisation comprised of 27 self-governing affiliates and associates and 18 country programmes. Its humanitarian and resilience programming is guided by its Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) and humanitarian signature. The signature identifies three priority areas: promoting women’s leadership in humanitarian action, shifting the power in favour of local actors, and ensuring accountability to disaster-affected communities.

We reviewed ten international humanitarian commitments, including the Grand Bargain, Core Humanitarian Standard, and individual commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit and for the Call to Action on Protection from Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies. We analysed the commitments systematically, identifying patterns and interconnections between them and with ActionAid’s humanitarian signature. We also reviewed project documents and existing research relevant to each of the commitments, and conducted interviews with ActionAid staff. We synthesised this information and made recommendations on prioritising and achieving the commitments to inform ActionAid’s discussions.