3.3.1 Accountability do’s and don’ts for assessments
- Take a good enough approach.
- Be prepared to introduce CARE as an organisation and describe our mandate and objectives (refer to The good enough guide , Tool 1).
- Involve women and men affected by the disaster.
- Ensure assessment team is gender balanced as much as possible.
- Provide appropriate assistance at the same time as assessing wherever possible.
- Consider joint assessments when appropriate.
- Share assessment objectives, plans and results with the community, and clearly communicate the organisation’s mandate.
- Coordinate assessments, and share plans and results, with other agencies and local authorities wherever possible.
- Ensure the assessment adequately analyses gender, violence, discrimination, protection and ‘do no harm’.
- Duplicate the work of other agencies and contribute to assessment overload.
- Put communities or staff at unnecessary risk.
- Continue assessing without providing assistance, if assistance is urgent and is able to be provided.
- Be a humanitarian tourist (visiting and observing with no purpose or assistance)
- Make promises that cannot be kept.