Humanitarianresponse Logo

IASC Reference Module for the Implementation of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle - Version 2.0


Under the IASC Transformative Agenda, the IASC Principals committed to the ultimate objective of accountability to affected people by ensuring that the humanitarian response delivers assistance to those in need as the result of effective and timely decision- making and planning. In December 2011, IASC Principals agreed to a set of actions that collectively represent a substantive improvement to the humanitarian response model. These include:

• A mechanism to deploy strong, experienced senior humanitarian leadership to guide the humanitarian response from the outset of a major crisis;

• The strengthening of leadership capacities and rapid deployment of humanitarian leaders at various levels, to ensure the coordination architecture functions well;

• Improved strategic planning at the country level that clarifies the collective results that the humanitarian community sets out to achieve and identifies how clusters and organizations will contribute to them;

• Enhanced accountability of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and members of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) for the achievement of collective results; and

• Streamlined coordination mechanisms adapted to operational requirements and contexts to better facilitate delivery.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Original Publication Date: 
31 Dec 2015
Document type: