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.
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.
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.