We at Integritas believe that forcibly displaced people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection from abuse and violence deserve the most timely and most comprehensive assistance possible.
Our approach emphasises greater awareness of a given context in all its complexity, with a necessarily strong connection to the displaced population. Each one of our three advisory services, Advocacy Accompaniment, Needs Assessment and Real Time Evaluation, is aimed at improving outcomes for refugees and IDPs better use of resources be they human, material, or financial and increased responsibility of governments and/or humanitarian agencies.
Our primary aim is to promote the rights of IDPs and refugees via local and national groups engaging with governments to meet their legal and moral responsibilities. This area of our work seeks to activate a dynamic of positive change for the displaced by connecting them with allies from the host communities. Integritas experts have already undertaken similar work in the context of displaced communities in Angola, Colombia, and most recently in relation to the Syria conflict. Integritas is preparing to work with more local and national rights groups and other civil society organisations on such strategies. We can provide sustained support both in person and from a distance.
At Integritas, we approach each context with renewed curiosity and an insistence on cultural and political nuance. We aim to provide a complete contextual mapping, which includes the priorities expressed by displaced people themselves and a breakdown of the actions and attitudes of governmental and non‐governmental actors. This allows our clients to make focused strategic choices before investing valuable resources in any response effort. Clients require our analysis quickly and we are able to provide it in a timely fashion thanks to our experience, our ongoing information‐gathering efforts, and our extensive network of contacts.
If required, Integritas can also facilitate start up of projects dedicated to meeting the assessed needs.
Real Time Evaluation
Integritas evaluations aim to rapidly identify challenges in specific humanitarian programmes on both technical grounds – verifying that the implementing organisation is following through on its intended aims – and in relation to the given context. Integritas evaluations contribute to adaptations and corrections early in the programme cycle by identifying what works vs what does not in terms of:
— the programme’s goals (relevance)
— local needs (appropriateness)
— the programme’s specific objectives (effectiveness)
— potential alternatives (efficiency)
Integritas evaluations emphasise substantial input from both the forcibly displaced themselves and host communities, as well as coordination between and among intervening agencies and all stakeholders.