DG ECHO is committed to transparency and accountability for the use of Community funds, not only for its own management but also for results of the actions funded.
The overall aim of the new FPA was to improve the implementation of humanitarian aid with a focus on results-oriented approach. In this context, two key concepts and objectives were retained from the previous FPA: continuity and quality partnership.
Diversity of partners was also another key issue. To better take account of the diversity of DG ECHO partners and to establish a more effective control environment as imposed by the Financial Regulation, the new FPA establishes two differentiated control mechanisms of the humanitarian actions: