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IASC (2006-11) IASC GUIDANCE NOTE ON USING THE CLUSTER APPROACH TO STRENGTHEN HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE 24 NOVEMBER 2006
Section: Whole document (pp1-15)
Guidance note published Nov. 2006 to explain the adoption of the Cluster Approach with the aim of: Global level "predictable leadership and accountability in all the main sectors or areas of humanitarian response". Country-level "high standards of predictability, accountability and partnership". Includes sections on: Aim and scope of the cluster approach; leadership; responsibilities; contingency planning; activation; partnerships; national authorities; accountability; provider of last resort; rationalizing meetings; role of the HC and Annex: Generic Terms of Reference for Sector/Cluster Leads at the Country Level.
IASC (2009-10) JOINT LETTER FROM CLUSTER LEAD AGENCIES TO THEIR DIRECTORS/REPRESENTATIVES AT COUNTRY LEVEL
Section: Annex (p3)
IASC Working Group clarified definitions of GCLA, CLA (country-level), GCC and CC.
Section: 8. Conclusions & 9. Recommendations (pp70-90)
"The Cluster Evaluation Phase II assessed the operational effectiveness and the main outcomes of the Cluster Approach in order to propose concrete recommendations for improving the approach…". Key document feeding into the development of the Transformative Agenda.
Section: Diagram: IASC Humanitarian Coordination Architecture (p3)
Diagram showing how the different elements of Humanitarian Coordination interact, including Clusters.