Key standards and guidelines for the aid sector -

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:03 GMT
Author: People in Aid
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Putting humanitarian standards and guidelines in one place

A simple site design, was developed in response to the needs of agency staff worldwide to have easy access to information on humanitarian standards. We ask that you share this link with all your country offices as well as passing it on to all field staff - the site uses very low bandwidth so that it can be accessed easily by those working in areas of low-connectivity.

As well as access to standards and guidelines in over 15 languages, the site also gives the opportunity to search for resources across the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP)The Sphere Project and People In Aid websites.

The initiative is offered by standards’ organisations; HAP, The Sphere Project and People In Aid in order to bring about greater coherence amongst standards, strengthening aid workers' ability to put these standards into practice around the world and including the certification offered by HAP and People In Aid.

As well as the website, HAP, The Sphere Project and People In Aid have collaborated in a Joint Standards Initiative deployment to the Horn of Africa to assist agencies in responding to the crisis, following previous collaborations in Haiti and Myanmar. Further information on this deployment can also be found on More examples of evaluative information from the Horn of Africa can also be found on the website; Horn of Africa Learning and Accountability Portal.