Understanding that the MISP focuses on priorities during the beginning of a new emergency, UN agencies and IAWG issued the Granada Consensus on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Protracted Crises and Recovery in 2009 to identify priorities for enabling the sustainable provision of sexual and reproductive health services during situations of protracted crises and recovery, an ever-growing reality in the global landscape.
In 2010, IAWG released a field-tested revision of the Inter-Agency Field Manual that includes a new chapter on safe abortion care, beyond postabortion care, as well as other updates to address gaps in the original manual.
government was a major influence in ensuring the inclusion of provisions on refugees in the Cairo conference document and in supporting the formation and development of IAWG.
In 2004, IAWG released the findings of a global evaluation it undertook to assess reproductive health in crises from 2002-2004.
In 2012-2014, IAWG conducted another evaluation, highlighting progress and gaps since 2004.
Indeed, the IDDRS talk about strengthening local communities and authorities, particularly with regard to rebuilding their capacities for strategic planning and program management (UN IAWG
, 2006: 3.
Key advances in the field include the development of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP), a set of priority activities to address reproductive health needs that was introduced in the IAWG Inter-Agency Field Manual.
2) The evaluation, conducted by IAWG member agencies, was based on the framework for implementation outlined in the IAWG Field Manual.
46) WHO and IAWG have recognised the importance of addressing the needs of this sub-group through the development of a dedicated chapter within the Inter-Agency Field Manual.
Findings of the IAWG evaluation identified serious gaps in reproductive health service provision and funding, and missed opportunities for collaboration, (2) such as, for example, that advances in service coverage have been largely concentrated in stable, refugee camp settings.
114 eligible agencies were identified from the IAWG member list, participants' lists of relevant conferences, documents from expert sources and relevant websites, and through personal recommendations.
As IAWG and RHRCC have found, this study reinforces the general perception that the provision of reproductive health services for IDPs is inadequate and highlights ways to address this lack.