Humanitarian Accountability Report 2022: Accountability is Non-Negotiable

The Humanitarian Accountability Report (HAR) 2022 draws on seven years of accountability data analysis, system-wide studies and expert thought. The report is an evidence-based overview of the current state of accountability in the aid system, providing a critical opportunity to see the trends, patterns, weaknesses and strengths. It aims to answer the question – is accountability to people affected by crisis really a non-negotiable for the aid system?

The report finds that:

  • Overall, the aid system is falling short when it comes to meeting core accountability commitments to people affected by crisis.
  • A pattern appears: a system that does not listen to or adapt for people facing crises.
  • Aid organisations which monitor and measure how they work against a universal accountability standard over time do change how they work and become more accountable to those they serve. They make the biggest gains in the hardest to tackle areas.
  • Unless leadership of aid organisations ensures that accountability to those they serve is non-negotiable, already vulnerable people risk being exploited, abused or ignored and precious resources are used ineffectively.

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