Multilateral Aid Review: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Summary of Overall Progress
Evidence indicates that ICRC has taken the reforms seriously and taken forward a number of initiatives, largely at headquarters, to address areas of weakness. It is too early to see impact at field level, but the ICRC management demonstrate strong commitment to addressing the reform priorities identified.
Key achievements to date include:
A new strategic framework for sustainable development to guide policies and programmes;
Piloting of new approaches to understand and mitigate the impact of ICRC’s activities on the environment;
Increased, dedicated resource to focus on environmental issues;
Increased transparency - new policy forums with donors and willingness to integrate with the wider international humanitarian system;
Continued focus on accountability to stakeholders and increased attention to participatory planning.