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This page proivides examples of good practice from the 2014 planning cycle. The documents are stored in the CAP archive. In due course the contents of the CAP archive will be transferred to humanitarianresponse.info, but for the time being links to it are provided here. 

Good practice on formulating strategy

  • Mali for planning assumption challenges and means to overcome them.
  • DRC for excellent rendering of the scope and for format, structure, analysis, challenges and cross cutting issues.
  • Yemen for its description of the planning process.
  • Chad, Yemen and oPt for clarity on geographical and sectoral boundaries and what the strategy does not address.       
  • Nigeria and Sudanfor use of generic project selection criteria.
  • Nigeria and The Gambia for clear division of roles and tasks between the government and the humanitarian community.
  • Yemen for planning assumptions, which address the country’s economic and social conditions and the influence these have on the humanitarian sector.
  • Scenario-based planning in which worst case scenarios are dealt with in the contingency plan, see South Sudan, The Gambia and Yemen. The Gambia took this a step further in setting a threshold for reviewing the plan.
  • South Sudan; Haiyan/Yolanda SRP; DRC, Soudan (both 2013 and 2014), in which good examples of strategic objectives have been developed.
  • Somalia for which good parameters of response and assumptions were developed..
  • South Sudan (CAP 2014 -2016) for linking humanitarian and development.

Good practice on strategic objectives and indicators

  • Senegal and Haiti, which are specific and measurable when it comes to target groups and thematic areas.
  • The first indicator for the first objective in the SRP for Mauritania provides a good example of a cross-cluster outcome-level indicator: “Les mécanismes d’alerte précoce mis en place pour la sécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition, les épidémies, le déplacement et les catastrophes naturelles”.

Good practice on compliance/quality

  • DRC, Senegal and Burkina Faso for compliance/quality.
  • For an SRP which has been contextualized to fit country requirements, see Haiti (combining the HNO and SRP in the same document).
  • For subtext featuring consequences of underfunding, see Mauritania.

Good practice on cluster response plans

  • South Sudan and Afghanistan make good use of charts and maps.
  • For creative use of visual aids to illustrate different cluster plans – see South Sudan.

Good practice regarding gender concerns

  • Afghanistan identifies gender-related challenges and proposes solutions. The Afghanistan SRP also gives statistics for gender-related improvements.
  • Chad applied a gender analysis framework at the HNO stage.
  • Somalia has a specific gender policy and identifies gender challenges and possible solutions for the upcoming year.
  • Use of environmental marker – see South Sudan, Sudan.
  • Development of resilience marker – see The Gambia.
  • List of resilience building strategies per cluster – see South Sudan.

Good practice in presentation of priorities and cross-cutting themes in general

  • Mauritania, for good longer term planning.
  • Sudan, where the environmental marker is included, as well as planned mitigation measures and not just the potential environmental impact.