Nov 21, 2012
This document uses lessons learned from recent coordinated assessments to distil key points, advice, and pitfalls in carrying out a Coordinated Assessment during the first weeks of a disaster. It provides a general introduction to what has been learned about coordinated assessments in terms of what works and what does not. As such, it is aimed towards humanitarian personnel responding to or preparing for emergencies both at field and headquarters level.
Nov 20, 2012
This is an up-date of an earlier version of Scenario Building and is a step-by-step guide to build scenarios describing how humanitarian conditions are likely to unfold in an emergency. It can be used by both practitioners and policy makers.
Nov 19, 2012
The aim of this Technical brief is to inform on how to to effective, timely, accurate and reliable information on the numbers and locations of people affected by a crisis is crucial for an effective and efficient humanitarian response. Without statistics and demographics, effective assistance and protection would ultimately become impossible.
Nov 05, 2012
This technical brief has as objective to show readers best practices in how to design effective tables thus improving their visual communication.
May 31, 2012
The aim of this technical brief is to inspire humanitarian data analysts and enhance their capacity to communicate their findings through effective charts and graphs.
May 18, 2012
Collection, collation, analysis, and synthesis of qualitative and quantitative information, gathered and analysed using appropriate sources, tools, and methods is the cornerstone of rapid needs assessments that allows decision makers to plan a timely, appropriate, and coordinated emergency response.
Mar 23, 2012
This document is designed to guide the first steps of assembling, managing and training an assessment team to perform a joint rapid assessment in the first weeks of a disaster.
Mar 23, 2012
Standard job descriptions for each potential positions of an assessment team (from drivers to assessment coordinators).
Jan 26, 2012
This document highlights key issues to remember when conducting key informants interviews and direct observation. A practical 2-pager to bring to the field!
Oct 14, 2011
This technical brief provides guidance on how to select relevant groups and identify the most appropriate sites to assess.
Jul 27, 2011
This document is an initial attempt to lay the groundwork for a more structured approach to Survey of surveys (SoS) data collection and a path to generating more meaningful SoS information products.
Jun 10, 2011
How to develop a scenario? This step-by-step approach can be used to guide scenario exercise planning, both before or during an emergency, and can be used by practitioners and policy makers alike.
May 13, 2011
How to maximize observation and gather information on: who are the most affected, where are they and what are their key priority needs.
Mar 15, 2011
How to undertake a Disaster Needs Analysis for needs assessment purposes.