What is Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP)?
AAP represents all efforts to ensure that the views of refugees and host communities are taken on board by partners to influence the design and implementation of programming or other support.
AAP facilitates programming across the humanitarian-development nexus by increasing the influence that affected persons have over decision making, thus empowering communities to shape and realize their long-term development. AAP overlaps with related concepts like “communication with communities,” “risk communications,” “client responsiveness,” and “community engagement.” AAP is sometimes confused with ‘accountability’ more broadly, but it is a separate concept.
Section of the REF and Taskforce members during the 11th REF meeting in Kampala