2.1.2 Phase 2: Partners, Beneficiaries and Diversion

Recommended Actions Minimum Questions
Review tensions in area and deepen conflict analysis •       Is it getting better, worse or staying the same?

•       Are the triggers or causes linked to aid?

Check to see how partners and staff are viewed by beneficiary population •       Are the partners perceived as neutral, impartial and driven by the humanitarian imperative by the local population?

•       Can we verify if they are abiding by code of conduct?

Check who is selecting beneficiaries to ensure the body is representative and legitimate •       Does the body represent the diversity of the local population and target population?

•       Is it respected and viewed as transparent?

Check that the selection criteria and process is sensitive to the conflict •       Have the criteria favoured one group more than another, and does this overlap with conflict divisions?

•       Can non-beneficiaries complain?

Check the distribution method has been assessed for conflict and GBV risks? •       Will the distribution method expose beneficiaries especially women to risk of attack, robbery, discrimination or abuse?
Brainstorm ways to prevent aid diversion, document. •       How might our aid end up in the control of armed groups?

•       How can we limit this risk?

Link and share information with peer agencies •       Are we engaging in protection cluster/ host community working groups?