As part of our drive to ensure quality of performance under the DEC Accountability Framework (DECAF), the DEC and its members annually engage in a process of assessment.
This means that, as well as holding members to account for delivering individual disaster responses, we also encourage them to examine their ways of working across all humanitarian work and to strengthen the systems which underpin their ability to consistently deliver the effective responses that disaster survivors need.
Members assess themselves against the DEC Accountability Priorities to identify areas of strength and weakness as well as make commitments to improve.
The DEC secretariat carries out a parallel process, using a different set of priorities to assess and improve its performance.
Self-assessments are subject to peer challenge and external validation to ensure the processes are robust.
Members learn from each other and also ensure their systems are scrutinised externally.
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 learning from one emergency to the next
We fundraise effectively
We tell the full story of each appeal
We hold our members to account for delivering quality disaster responses
We work together effectively as a Secretariat and with our members