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The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project’s overall objective is to improve the speed, quality and effectiveness of the humanitarian sector’s ability to save lives, protect livelihoods and defend the rights of disaster-vulnerable communities.

The ECB Project’s Accountability and Impact Measurement (AIM) advisors developed The Key Elements of Accountability to use as the impetus for a shared understanding of the key elements for accountability work that ECB agency partners undertook together, under the auspices of the ECB Project.

This paper informed the baseline assessment of agency capacity to deliver programmes that were accountable to beneficiaries. AIM advisors used the paper to serve as a basis for defining and developing capacity building areas for the ECB agencies and the ECB consortia with targets relevant to each context.

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