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A new analysis hub in Yemen

Major analysis gaps hamper decision-making and planning

Assessing the humanitarian situation and needs in Yemen has become increasingly difficult in 2017 and 2018. The country is divided between north and south; numerous operational and administrative obstacles are being placed on humanitarian actors. Collecting data is seen as sensitive by all parties to the conflict, therefore data collection by organisations and agencies is limited and fragmented.

Of the limited data analysis that is on-going, most is sectoral, undertaken within the individual clusters; there is a lack of triangulation and cross-sectoral analysis. Consequently, strategic decision-makers lack the information required to plan and direct the response.

The major analysis gaps identified are: forward looking analysis, projections, risk analysis and thematic analysis cutting across sectors such as displacement, local economies, household income and debt, and trade.

Continued warfare and little prospect of a political solution which will bring peace, means that the severe humanitarian crisis is expected to continue for some time.

What will ACAPS bring?

ACAPS is setting up a Yemen analysis hub to provide timely and quality analytical products which will enable evidenced-based decision making and response planning amongst humanitarian stakeholders. This will include the production of regular independent contextual and humanitarian analysis products and forward-looking analysis, as well as the provision of training and technical advice to partners and interested stakeholders, including Clusters.

The team will be based in Amman, Jordan.

For more information on this project, please contact Clody Wright cw(at)acaps.org

This project is supported by UK Aid Direct, Department for International Development fund -  DFID.