Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises

The Operational Guidance promotes a coordinated approach to assessments in order to address a number of recurring issues during emergencies. For example, there is not so much a lack of assessment information as a lack of capacity to validate and analyse the information necessary to determine priorities and guide planning of the humanitarian response. Likewise, certain populations or situations are over-assessed while others are never measured at all. Also, assessment data is all too often insufficiently shared or used, and data sets from different assessments are not comparable. Finally, there is insufficient time to aggregate data from multiple assessments, information needs are not sufficiently prioritized and data collection processes are cumbersome

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Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)


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