The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Principles developed and endorsed a revised version of the Commitments on Accountability to Affected People and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CAAP) as to reflect essential developments such as the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).

The revised version also reflects the work done by the IASC on Inter-Agency community based complaints mechanisms including Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and the importance of meaningful collaboration with local stakeholders, which came out as a priority recommendation from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and in the Grand Bargain.

In April 2011, the IASC Principals acknowledged the fundamental importance of accountability to affected populations. They agreed to integrate accountability to affected populations into their individual agencies' statements of purpose as well as their policies. Further, they requested that the Sub Group on Accountability to Affected Populations (part of the IASC Cluster Sub Working group and comprising a diverse representation of UN agencies, NGOs and quality and accountability initiatives), develop a proposal for inter-agency mechanisms that would enable improved participation,information provision, feedback and complaints handling.