ARC Learning Group: Enabling Factors of Adaptive Programming
The Addressing Root Causes (ARC) Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands aims to tackle the root causes of armed conflict, instability and irregular migration. As part of its global learning agenda, a group of ARC Fund’s implementing partners, composed of Red een Kind, Norwegian Church Aid, Saferworld, SUDIA, Woord & Daad, ACTED and the Knowledge Platform Security and Rule of Law (KPSRL), has produced this learning paper. Its objective is to stimulate adaptive programming within the ARC projects by sharing experiences and knowledge.
The paper uses various sources of information to pose further questions on adaptive programming: an online survey (March-April 2019) for ARC organisations’ staff; three case studies that illustrate and bring additional light to the nature of adaptive programming in the framework of the ARC Fund; a number of workshops and conversations across the ARC learning group; and an interview with a representative of the Directorate of Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid, which manages the ARC Fund at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.