Lead Consultant: Silvia Hidalgo
Review of the CERF’s Performance Accountability Framework
Dahlia’s Review considers the adjustments necessary for strengthening the effectiveness of the ‘Performance and Accountability Framework’ (PAF) of the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
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Established by the UN in 2006, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was conceived as a pool of reserve funding to enable more timely and reliable needs-based humanitarian assistance.
A CERF Performance Accountability Framework (PAF) was later developed to strengthen transparency and accountability. It aims to ensure that funds allocated through CERF are “used in the most efficient, effective and transparent manner possible.”
The PAF was also designed as a means of:
- Shedding light on performance expectations;
- Clarifying management and monitoring responsibilities among actors; and
- Formalising a set of accountability mechanisms and reporting processes.