The Access Monitoring and Reporting Framework (AMRF) in Pakistan includes four workstreams, an analysis tool – the Access database, and the Humanitarian Access Working Group (HAWG).
In this context, OCHA’s workstreams in Pakstan are fourfold:
- Identify access constraints, monitor and analyze trends
- Enhance understanding of access constraints and applicable guidelines
- Facilitate resolutions / follow-up to constraints with relevant stakeholders
- Undertake and support adequate advocacy efforts with relevant stakeholders
In December 2010, OCHA Pakistan has launched the online Access database tool at the request of the Humanitarian Country Team. The overall objective of the tool is to support above-mentioned workstreams, by identifying relevant access constraints in Pakistan, monitor and analyze trends based on the incidents reported, facilitate follow-up where requested, and undertake informed and evidence-based advocacy. More specifically, the aim of the tool is to monitor specific access constraints that humanitarian partners face, understand where they occur, which agencies and clusters are most affected, and whether access is improving or deteriorating over time. All humanitarian organizations can report an incident, whereas only a limited number of OCHA staff have the possibility to modify the data in the database.
To track progress of the AMRF, OCHA and the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum co-chair the inter-agency Humanitarian Access Working Group (HAWG), which meets on a monthly basis to review incident reporting, identify new challenges, facilitate the resolution of access challenges upon request, and recommend tailored advocacy messages to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC).