Minimum Quality Standards and Indicators for Community Engagement
Community engagement is a critical component of international development practice and humanitarian assistance. Around the world and across contexts, community engagement approaches support communities in taking their own action in addressing their most pressing issues. Community engagement is intrinsic to the human rights based approach, which is a UN guiding principle. Communities should be listened to, and have a meaningful role in processes and issues that affect them.
The Minimum Quality Standards and Indicators for Community Engagement are intended as a tool for development and humanitarian actors and the governments they support. This document sets forth core minimum standards developed in line with the principles of human rights- and community-based approaches, such as participation, inclusion and accountability.