Bangladesh: Cyclone Sidr - 12 months on, what progress has been made to strengthen accountability and quality management?

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Between 18th of November and 5th of December, a HAP team will work in Bangladesh with members and their partners to carry out an After Action Review of a year-long initiative to strengthen quality and accountability of humanitarian response.

HAP staff have been providing direct and remote support to over 13 member agencies and their partners responding to the Sidr Cyclone (see HAP in Bangladesh for more details). The activities included guiding staff through accountability self-assessments at project sites, using the HAP 2007 Standard, providing tailored support such as training on complaint and response mechanisms, and developing accountability workplans to address identified gaps.

The After Action Review will examine progress made against the aims of the initiative and review the activities carried out with participating agencies with a view to assessing the appropriateness and impact of HAP's engagement in terms of influencing field practice and humanitarian quality management systems.

Participating agencies, together with HAP, will decide upon the methodology and timeframe and gather the majority of the data as part of the AAR. A HAP team will cross-reference findings at project sites and head-offices in Dhaka, and facilitate the AAR workshop.

For more details please contact:

Emily Rogers, Field Support Officer -