SCHR: IMPROVING THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF AID EFFORTS

 

The Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response – SCHR – is a voluntary alliance of nine of the world’s leading humanitarian organisations. They share an aim, and work together, to improve the quality, effectiveness, accountability and impact of aid efforts for people affected by crisis.

The scale and reach of members’ work means that SCHR can provide unique insights on what is working well, what needs improvement and what can be done to ensure that aid efforts will have the most positive impact for people affected by crisis or at risk of crisis. SCHR focuses its work on three segments, a country operation-led agenda, a proactive quality and accountability agenda and an agenda focused on interaction with the United Nations.


SOME AREAS OF FOCUS

SCHR Supports the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI) 

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HQAI’s mission is to provide the most suitable third-party quality assurance services for organisations that work with vulnerable and at-risk communities and, through this, incentivise consistent investments into improving the quality and accountability of their action.

SCHR co-convenes the "Participation" work stream of the "Grand Bargain"

SCHR is convening the "Participation" workstream of the Grand Bargain to better serve people in need. Please get in touch with SCHR or the Grand Bargain Secretariat if you want to get involved. 

Global humanitarian needs in 2017 

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The UN announced on 5 December 2016 that USD 22.2 billion would be required to meet the needs of an estimated 92.8 million people affected by crisis and disaster in 2017.  Read IRIN's article on the humanitarian sector grappling with an increasing funding gap.