IASC Cluster Approach Evaluation 2. Synthesis Report

The cluster approach was introduced as part of humanitarian reform in 2005. Itseeks to make humanitarian assistance more effective by introducing a systemof sectoral coordination with designated lead organizations. Since 2005, muchenergy, time and money have been invested in the implementation of the clusterapproach at global and country levels. The shape and functioning of the clusterapproach on the ground has continuously evolved in this time as humanitarianactors have adapted the initial design to their needs and constraints.