Programme Quality Working Group

For the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC), programme quality is the process of ensuring that humanitarian response integrates standards, indicators and cross cutting issues throughout the project cycle to ensure that the services provided have the ultimate goal of (an) increased (positive) impact for all vulnerable human beings within the affected populations.

Towards this end, the Programme Quality Working Group, since its establishment after the gFSC face to face meeting in November 2013 presently focuses on three core themes: (1) assessment and response analysis, (2) monitoring and evaluation; (3) people centric issues and other cross-cutting issues towards Accountability to Affected Populations.

Core theme 1: Assessment and response analysis

Promote access to and understanding of available tools and best practices for assessment and response analysis and modify and improve on the core set of Food Security Indicators for use in humanitarian response.

Core theme 2: Monitoring

Promote best practice and share guidance and tools on monitoring of food security and livelihoods activities. Provide guidance on information management tool for improving cluster response and gaps analysis.

Core theme 3: People centric and other cross cutting issues for Accountability to Affected Population

Promote best practice and integration of people centric themes of gender, protection, age, disability and environmental issues into partners’ project cycle and the Humanitarian Programme Cycle for improving Accountability to Affected Population.

For more information on Programme Quality & Cross Cutting Issues visit the Guidance & Resources Section of the FSC Webpage 


GST focal point: Michèle Kiermeier