The Good Enough Guide
The ECB Project’s Good Enough Guide provides busy field workers with simple steps to put local people at the heart of emergency response, and measure program impact in emergency situations.
The Guide draws on the work of field staff, NGOs, and inter-agency initiatives. Its ‘good enough’ approach emphasizes simple and practical solutions to make sure that the women, men, and children affected by a disaster are involved in planning, implementing, and reviewing an agency’s response to an emergency. It is aimed at humanitarian practitioners, project officers and managers with some experience in the field and encourages them to choose tools that are safe, quick, and easy to implement.
Accountability to the people affected in an emergency helps ensure that a project will have the impact they want to see. Read more about the ECB Project’s work around accountability.
Photo caption: The ECB Accountability project team test field-staff accountability materials with Oxfam partners in Cyclone Aila affected communities in Bangladesh.
© Faruq Isu, Bangladesh, 2010
The Good Enough Guide Training of Trainers Module
If your organisation is interested in training staff, ECB Project teams have developed Training of Trainers (ToT) modules, which are based on the Good Enough Guide. The modules focus on the key principles of accountability and impact measurement and offer interactive and participatory training grounded in the 'Good Enough' principle.
The Good Enough Guide Communications Materials
The ECB Project Accountability advisors developed simple guidance to help practitioners to develop their understanding of accountability to beneficiaries in emergencies. This also includes simple tools and communications materials that can be used to develop emergency programs.
They will help practitioners to:
- understand the key principles of accountability to beneficiaries using leaflets, posters, and short films
- promote the principles of accountability in disaster-affected communities and with program teams
- train colleagues and field partners
- improve communication with disaster-affected communities / beneficiaries by using the ECB Project’s materials
- test the simple Good Enough Guide training tools and communications materials