Leave No One Behind in Humanitarian Programming: Lessons from Five Countries

Rehman, B.
Publication language
Date published
01 May 2018
Publisher Islamic Relief Worldwide
Lessons papers
Working in conflict setting, Multi-sector/cross-sector, Development & humanitarian aid, Disability, Gender, humanitarian action, Humanitarian Principles, Older people, Syria crisis, Learning and evaluation of similar crises
Pakistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Iraq, Occupied Palestinian Territory
Islamic Relief, Swedish International Development Agency

IRW understands that an integrated approach to humanitarian programming – one that simultaneously addresses issues of disability inclusion, gender, conflict sensitivity and child protection in all contexts – improves its impact. To measure the organisation’s progress towards an integrated approach, IRW’s Programme Quality department has developed a unified Intersectionality Framework, enabling progress towards inclusive and sensitive humanitarian programming to be measured and scored. This has been piloted in six country offices (Ethiopia, Gaza, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen) with the support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). In January 2018, Programme Quality held a regional roundtable in Istanbul, Turkey, with country office staff from all implementing offices, except Yemen. This brief summarises learnings from implementing the Framework and provides recommendations to improve IRW’s approach to inclusive and sensitive humanitarian programming.

Rehman, B.