In light of the growing recognition of the weaknesses in the multilateral humanitarian response, the IASC Principals decided to review the current approach to humanitarian response and make adjustments, building on the lessons learned in 2010 and 2011. Based on an analysis of current challenges to leadership and coordination, the IASC Principals agreed in December 2011 to a set of actions that collectively represent a substantive improvement to the current humanitarian response model.
Following the agreement of the Transformative Agenda (TA) in December 2011, the Principals agreed the ‘TA Protocols’, which set the parameters for improved collective action in humanitarian emergencies. The Protocols have been reviewed through a long and inclusive process . They are useful and practical guide to the responsibilities of clusters as agreed through the Transformative Agenda. The Protocols include the following documents:
- Reference Module for the Implementation of the Humanitarian Programme Cycly (HPC)
- Reference Module for Cluster Coordination at Country Level (CCRM)
- Emergency Response Preparedness
- Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA)