Oxfam defines an accountable humanitarian programme as one in which the people affected by it are the most influential decision-makers throughout the lifetime of the project and the most important judges of its impact.


Good Enough Guide

WASH Accountability Handbook

Minimum Requirements

To ensure accountability in WASH activities in all humanitarian responses (including first-phase emergency relief), WASH staff should put in place mechanisms for:

Accountability mechanisms should be integrated with other programme teams; there is no need to duplicate structures/methods, particularly when working in the same communities.