Engagement of Crisis-Affected People in Humanitarian Action from ALNAP is long but worth a read. It explores the history of humanitarian aid practices. Then, it lays out a road map to honor community leadership in the most challenging situations like a humanitarian crisis. An essential section presents ways to keep aid programs accountable to the community they serve. The lessons from this paper have applications in various development and community improvement projects.
This post is part of our resource toolkit on community input and leadership for program success.