Who's listening? Accountability to affected people in the Haiyan response

Author(s)
Buchanan-Smith, M., Ong, J. C. and Routley, S.
Language
English
Pages
66pp
Date published
30 May 2015
Type
Research, reports and studies
Keywords
Accountability and Participation, Accountability, Participation, Disasters, Typhoons, Feedback mechanisms, Response and recovery
Countries
Philippines
Organisations
Plan International

 

International humanitarian agencies invested more effort and energy into being “accountable to affected people” (AAP) in the Typhoon Haiyan response than ever before. This case study explores how affected people experienced these accountability efforts, comparing their perspectives with the perspectives of the agencies themselves, and investigates the organisational and systemic factors that enabled some agencies to place AAP centre stage in their programming, and that inhibited others from doing so. The overall aim is to inform current debates and efforts within the sector, to improve and strengthen the ways in which humanitarian agencies engage with affected populations.

The research was carried out between November 2014 and February 2015 using a range of predominantly qualitative research methods. It is part of the Pamati Kita project, designed to promote a more collaborative and collective approach to AAP in the Haiyan response.