Survey Questionnaire: Beijing's Call for Innovation

The survey is reopened and the last date for responding is 31 March 2017. With the new closing date, the Progress Report is now postponed to April 2017.
 
Measuring Implementation
The national societies in Asia and the Pacific (AP) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions have pledged to the 10 Commitments of Call for Innovation formulated and endorsed during the Regional Conference in Beijing in October 2014.

The progress for Beijing's Call for Innovation are measured through the 10 key indicators identified.

This survey aims to capture the progress of national societies on the agreed actions against a 2014 baseline. The progress reporting covering from November 2014 to end of 2016 can also serve as an internal mid-term review of the four-year pledge.
 
Thank you for taking the time to complete this progress survey for the Beijing's Call for Innovation.
 
If you have additional materials related to this reporting (e.g. photos, human stories, case studies, etc.), please email them to pmer.apzo@ifrc.org after the completion of this survey.

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2. What is your name and the position you hold in your national society?

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3. Provide your email address here.

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4. Commitment 1: To encourage, share, showcase and recognise innovation by accessing, raising and allocating funds for innovation to pilot new and creative ways to work with our communities.
Indicator 1: Number of National Societies that have piloted and/or adopted a significant innovation* in their work with communities.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 1? *

*Innovation refers to a dynamic, managed process, which focuses on the creation of new or improved tools and approaches. It can deliver incremental change, significant progress and disruptive transformation in the form of products, such as new technology, processes, programmes, policies and societal shifts.

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5. Could you give examples of progress in adopting innovation in community based programming?

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6. How have your national society been engaging youth in order to champion the innovative use of social media and communications technologies?

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7. Commitment 2: To increase our collective volunteer base, ensure the protection, retention and diversity of volunteers, and scale-up volunteer-led, locally-resourced (‘low-cost’) activities that are relevant to volunteers and communities.
Indicator 2: Number of National Societies that have in place policies and implemented guidelines for volunteer management.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 2?

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8. When did your national society last updated its policies/guidelines for volunteer management?

Date / Time

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9. Could you give examples of how the volunteer policies and guidelines contributed to the well-being of volunteers?

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10. Commitment 3: To address the risks brought about by climate change and urbanization, communicable and non-communicable diseases and other causes of vulnerability, by investing in community resilience through participatory, integrated and innovative disaster risk management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, public health, shelter and livelihoods programmes.
Indicator 3: Number of National Societies that have updated their disaster management plans and contributed to the development of the Asia Pacific Disaster Management and Resilience Strategy (2015-2018).

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 3?

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11. When did your national society last updated its disaster management strategy and plan?

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12. How have the disaster management strategy and plan worked towards strengthening community resilience to disaster and crisis?

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13. What kind of “Youth-led and National Society-owned” services/project have been newly developed/enriched in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Comprehensive School Safety?

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14. Commitment 4: To respond to pandemics and emergency health crises by utilising International Federation systems and tools, applying the experience of Asia Pacific National Societies in preparing and addressing emergency health crises and joining our resources in solidarity with those affected.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 4?

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15. How have your national society drew on the systems and tools available in the International Federation in responding to pandemics and emergency health crises?

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16. Commitment 5: To foster youth participation by implementing the Youth Policy and Youth Engagement Strategy, in particular, involving young people in decision making at all levels, on all matters and supporting youth-led National Society-owned humanitarian action.
Indicator 4: Number of National Societies with an adopted Youth Policy and Youth Engagement Strategy that have youth as members of national boards and youth as part of delegations to statutory meetings.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 5?

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17. How have the adoption of the Youth Policy and Youth Engagement Strategy fostered empowerment and participation of young leaders?

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18. In what way do you enable and empower youth in your national society to take part as national board member and as part of delegations to statutory meetings?

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19. Commitment 6: To provide relevant and sustained humanitarian services by developing meaningful relationships with diverse partners and moving towards financial self-reliance through increasing domestic resource mobilization, at all times emphasising peer exchange and support to foster sharing and innovation.
Indicator 5: Number of new partnership agreements with domestic and international partners and the number of new regional* and cross-regional** initiatives between National Societies.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 6? *

*Regional refers to partnership between NSs within the same region – East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia and Pacific
**Cross-regional refers to partnership between NSs beyond the host region

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20. What have your national society achieved in terms of moving towards financial self-reliance?

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21. What are the regional and cross-regional initiatives your national society are engaging in and how are they contributing to foster sharing and innovation?

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22. Commitment 7: To optimise the coverage of our services and to better manage and share knowledge by championing the innovative use of all forms of media and communications technology.
Indicator 6: Number of National Societies providing data on the seven Federation Databank and Reporting System (FDRS) proxy indicators and the number of Societies that can demonstrate an increase in their volunteer base.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 7?

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23. How have your national society advocated the innovative use of media and communications technology in scaling up service delivery and knowledge management?

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24. When did your national society last provided data on the seven FDRS proxy indicators?

Date / Time

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25. In line with the FDRS data collection, in 2014, how many active volunteers are registered with your national society?

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26. Meanwhile in 2015, how many active volunteers are registered with your national society?

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27. Commitment 8: To further develop service partnerships with governments by leveraging our auxiliary role and to clarify how we interact with the military before, during and after natural disasters.
Indicator 8: Number of National Societies that have a Civil-Military relations strategy and related standard operating procedures in place.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 8?

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29. How have your national society leveraged on its auxiliary role in strengthening cooperation and coordination with governments and the military on humanitarian response?

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30. Commitment 9: To have a strong International Federation that can effectively facilitate all forms of cooperation between its members by adopting a more sustainable business model.
Indicator 7: Number of National Societies that are engaged in an organisational capacity assessment and certification process (OCAC).
Indicator 9: Number of National Societies that are externally audited annually and produce annual finance statements.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 9?

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31. How have your national society’s business model encouraged cooperation and coordination within the Movement partners?

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32. Which year did your national society completed the IFRC supported OCAC process?

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33. If your national society has not completed OCAC, if there any plan for this exercise?

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34. When was the last external audits completed for your national society?

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35. Commitment 10: To be accountable and transparent organisations at all levels by conducting regular board performance reviews, adhering to movement policies and standards and utilising available tools.
Indicator 10: Number of National Societies that have undertaken annual board performance reviews.

How much progress has your national society made on Commitment 10?

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36. Have your national society undertaken annual board performance reviews? And how has this contributed to enhancing your national society’s accountability and transparency?

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