2.1.3 Phase 3: Strengthening monitoring systems

Recommended Actions Minimum Questions
Review tensions in area based on feedback, staff views and public information to deepen conflict analysis •       Is it getting better, worse or staying the same?

•       Are the triggers or causes linked to aid?

·      What are the best, worst and most likely scenarios for the future of the conflict? What does each scenario depend on?

Ensure feedback and  response system is in place to help monitor tensions •       Are both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries complaining?

•       Are CARE and partner staff accessing safe spaces to discuss concerns?

•       Who is responsible for gathering this information and discussing changes in programming?

•       How are changes being communicated back to the local population

Brainstorm and review all other ways that CARE’s programming could be causing harm? •       Is aid being diverted?

•       Are people/institutions or customs that promote peace being undermined or ignored?

•       Are local livelihoods being affected by our programming?

Does our programming reinforce the military position/objectives of a group (for example by encouraging people to move away from an area)

Brainstorm options for achieving goals through alternative means if negative impacts apparent •       Can we change our partner selection, beneficiary criteria, distribution method, geographic focus, or aid material?
Ensure protection analysis been conducted that integrates gender and conflict dynamics •       Are women and men, girls and boys facing different risks?

•       Is CARE’s support sensitive to these risks?