This brochure presents the work and members of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP). The aim of the Partnership is to improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian action across all sectors and a harmonised approach to support users in the application of standards.
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, one of Sphere’s partner standard initiatives, released the second edition of the Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS) in October. The CPMS handbook guides humanitarian professionals in preventing harm and supporting the recovery of children caught up in crises.
What are humanitarian standards? How are they developed and updated? Why are they so important to people affected by disaster and crisis?
This video produced by the members of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership (HSP) aims to answer these questions in a simple and effective manner. It allows everyone to familiarise with the seven standard initiatives which compose the Partnership.
The objective of the Minimum Standard for Market Analysis (MISMA) is to guide the work of humanitarian practitioners across sectors and to ensure that, irrespective of the tool used, the key standard of market analysis is being met.
The Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities provide humanitarian organisations with inclusion standards to ensure older people and people with disabilities are not marginalised in emergency responses.
The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) are the internationally recognised consensus on best practices for building economic resilience for crisis-affected communities. SEEP developed and refined MERS over a ten-year process with input from hundreds of organisations and practitioners.
LEGS is underpinned by a livelihoods approach and is based on three livelihoods objectives: providing immediate benefits to crisis-affected communities; protecting the livestock-related assets of crisis-affected communities; assisting the re-building of key assets among crisis-affected communities.