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The HAP ordinary is the 1st certifiable general to be constructed which measures humanitarian responsibility and caliber administration. This respectable usual has been constructed by means of the field, for the sphere, and permits the production of a administration process to enforce appropriate practices, codes, humanitarian ideas, and inner missions.
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However, it must also be made available in versions that are accessible and comprehensible to stakeholders or their designated representatives. The example given in Table 2 shows how an agency’s commitments might be mapped, as the first step in developing a humanitarian accountability framework. 27 The Guide to the HAP Standard Table 2: Example of a pro-forma for a humanitarian accountability framework Quality and accountability commitments Baseline analysis Commitments Authority Obligation Implementation mechanism Partner status Mandate/ charter Board Binding Strategic plan – emergency Guideline Programme quality policy Programme department Binding Quality management system – programme department workplan – emergency response section Budget – adequate Compliant Red Cross/ NGO Code of Conduct Unknown Guideline None N/A Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards Executive director Guideline None Mixed HAP Standard Executive director Binding Humanitarian accountability workplan Mixed People in Aid Code Human resources director Binding Departmental workplan Good Field Cooperation Protocol Emergencies director Guideline None Unknown © HAP International 28 Compliance status Qualifying norms for Certification Implementation plan SMART objective Progress indicator Action Review corporate quality policy Update and streamline quality management system Clarify status with IFRC.
In such cases, exoneration for non-compliance would be granted under the HAP Covenant. 3. How will compliance with the Principles for Humanitarian Action be assessed? The HAP Certification process does not audit compliance with the Principles for Humanitarian Action, because to do so would be too 32 The Humanitarian Accountability Covenant complex and costly, and of questionable benefit. Several of the principles are philosophical in nature, and verification of compliance would be subject to insoluble debates about interpretation and attribution.
Instead, Table 3 reproduces the Principles for Humanitarian Action from the HAP Standard in the left-hand column, and in the righthand column provides a few simple examples of cases where exoneration may be granted. 33 The Guide to the HAP Standard Table 3: Examples of exoneration cases Principles Notes and examples of context-specific constraints Primary principles: Exoneration may be justified only where humanitarian action is prevented by factors beyond the control or influence of the agency.
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