LWF Colombia held up as example of high quality aid

Farming professional discusses the importance of working with communities in designing projects.  Photo:  LWF Columbia
Farming professional discusses the importance of working with communities in designing projects. Photo: LWF Columbia

New global standards expected to bring about greater accountability

Bogota, COLOMBIA/Geneva, 9 June 2015 (LWI) - The work of the Lutheran World Federation in Colombia has been held up as a model of how a new humanitarian standard should be applied.

The Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability is a series of nine commitments created by a consortium of aid organizations to improve the quality of the assistance that aid agencies provide. The standard can also be used to ensure humanitarian organizations are accountable to people recovering from crisis. The LWF’s Department for World Service has adopted the standard.

By knowing what activities humanitarian organisations will carry out, people affected by disaster can hold those organizations to account and know that resources are being used as expected.

This short documentary features the work of LWF staff from in the department of Arauca, Colombia. By ensuring accountability, communities with which the LWF work no longer rely on humanitarian assistance. The film was shown at the launch of the standard in Bogota last month.

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