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Field Action Guide for Psychosocial Assessment of Children and Families in Emergencies

Regional Emergency Psychosocial Support Network & UNICEF EAPRO, (2005)

This field action guide focuses on the first psychosocial assessment to be conducted just after a calamity strikes or just after a major event in an ongoing armed conflict. While it is necessary to update that initial assessment as the emergency situation evolves through the different phases of recovery (briefly outlined in the “phase chart”), this mini book is meant to guide the formation of a team to assess the psychosocial as well as physical needs of children, their families and the communities and then the recommendations the team makes for ensuing support.

Facilitator’s Guide for Inter-sector Response Options Analysis & Planning (Final version)

Danish Refugee Council, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mercy Corps, Save the Children, Cash Learning Partnership, (2019)

The Facilitator's Guide has been piloted in Borno (Nigeria) and in Fafan zone (Somali region, Ethiopia) and improved iteratively after each test. What does the ROAP have that you won't find in other methodologies? It is based on holistic, people-centred approaches that span across sectors and consider people's perceptions, priorities, ways of coping, and assistance preferences. It introduces the concepts of inter-sector needs profile and inter-sector causal analysis, and how to use these to articulate shared objectives and better integrated and holistic response packages, as opposed to siloed plans. It introduces the concept of basic needs basket, and how to define the BN basket based on both households' perspective and sector experts' opinions, and acknowledging that needs have different frequencies and timings, and units of analysis (individual, household, community).

Area-Based Assessment with Key Informants - A Practical Guide

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, REACH Initiative, (2019)

Much remains unknown about displaced communities in out-of-camp areas as identification constraints hinder knowledge on the overall situation and preeminent needs of an area. When compared to regularly monitored in-camp populations, less is known about the health, sanitation, livelihoods, food security, nutritional status, protection situation, and school attainment of out-of-camp populations.

Emergency response framework, 2nd ed.

World Health Organization (WHO), (2017)

The purpose of this Emergency Response Framework (ERF) is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies.

ACAPS e-learning course: An Introduction to Coordinated Needs Assessment

ACAPS ( Assessment Capacities Project), (2016)

An introduction to Coordinated Needs Assessment in 6 parts: Part 1: Key concepts Part 2: Link to Decision-making Part 3: The Framework Part 4: The Good Enough Principle Part 5: The assessment cycle Part 6: Basic Principles

Internal Displacement Update Issue 29: 14 December 2017 - 10 January 2018

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, (2018)

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

Guidance and Toolbox for the Basic Needs Analysis

CaLP / DRC/ Mercy Corps / Save the Children / OCHA, Eds.: Okular Analystis, EU, (2017)

Version 2 (unedited). The Basic Needs Analysis (BNA) is a multi-sector needs analysis approach that can be applied in both sudden onset and protracted emergencies. The methodology comprises the Guidance (this document) presenting the conceptual BNA framework and related processes, and a Toolbox, which includes tools, templates, training materials, and examples drawn from its first pilot, in Borno State(Nigeria). The BNA is conceived to go hand in hand with the Facilitator’s Guide for the Response Options Analysis and Planning (a separate document), as it is part of a broader response planning process (see The BNA within the ). It shall be carried out with other assessments on the operational environment and would not add any value if undertaken in isolation.

Facilitator’s Guide for the Basic needs-based Response Options Analysis & Planning

CaLP / DRC/ Mercy Corps / Save the Children / OCHA , Eds.: Okular Analystis, EU, (2017)

The Facilitator’s Guide for the basic-needs based Response Options Analysis and Planning (ROAP) is a step-by-step guide comprising tools and templates to carry out a multi-sectoral response analysis and planning of response options, in a sudden-onset or chronic crisis. Being that so, the Guide is conceived to be applied hand in hand with the BNA Guidance and Toolbox, and other assessments methodologies. It is expected to assist in analysing data from different sources - including humanitarian staff’ own knowledge and experience on the sector, cash, protection matters - to come up with response decisions

The Good Enough Guide

Emergency Capacity Building Project, Eds.: Oxfam, (2007)

A set of basic guidelines on how to be accountable to local people and measure program impact in emergency situations. The "good enough" approach emphasizes simple and practical solutions and encourages the user to choose tools that are safe, quick, and easy to implement

A Review of Needs Assessment Tools, Response Analysis Frameworks, and Targeting Guidance for Urban Humanitarian Response

Lili Mohiddin, Gabrielle Smith, Eds.: International Institute for Environment and Development, Norwegian Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee, World Vision, (2016)

The magnitude of urban disasters, high population densities, and a complex social, political and institutional environment has challenged the manner in which humanitarian agencies are used to working. Humanitarian agencies are now grappling with how to change their approaches to this reality. This desk review aims to provide an audit and analysis of existing needs assessments, response analysis frameworks and targeting approaches for use in urban post-conflict emergency response.

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