Operational principles


The programming ‘lens’ used in determining the DRC’s interventions is the rights-based approach. We are committed to the international laws, principles and standards, which constitute the cornerstone of our accountability framework. The following fifteen operational principles are used to operationalize the framework when it meets the reality in a humanitarian action:

Protection; Advocacy; Capacity development; Resilience; Emergency Preparedness and Response; Gender and diversity; Information-sharing; Participation; Handling complaints; Local partnerships; Do No Harm; Complementarity and coordination; Sustainability; Environment; General Replicability of Strategies and Methods.

A short version of the fifteen principles can be downloaded from the link to the right.