The DEC Accountability Framework (DECAF) encompasses a number of activities designed to promote best practice, learning and accountability. These include a system of regular appeal reports, independent evaluations, collective initiatives and annual assessments of agencies’ internal systems for ensuring quality across their work. The DEC regularly publishes these evaluations as part of our commitment to transparency.

APPEAL REPORTING

Members’ plans for the use of DEC funds are scrutinised and progress against them is monitored.

Summaries are shared with the public.

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ANNUAL ASSESSMENTS

Members’ self- assess against the DEC’s Accountability Priorities. External validation and peer challenge holds members to their improvement commitments.

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EXTERNAL EVALUATIONS

DEC-funded disaster responses are subject to external evaluation. At least a third of agencies are independently evaluated for each appeal. The DEC and its members regularly publish evaluations.

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LEARNING ACTIVITIES

We employ various methods to identify and disseminate learning to our members, including early ‘real time evaluations’ of responses which inform agencies’ later programming.

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ACCOUNTABILITY PRIORITIES

We use our resources efficiently and effectively.

We achieve intended programme objectives in accordance with agreed humanitarian standards, principles and behaviours.

We are accountable to disaster-affected populations.

We learn from our experience, taking our learning from one emergency to the next.

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