Humanitarian Needs Assessment
The Good Enough Guide
What assistance do disaster-affected communities need? This book guides humanitarian field staff in answering this vital question during the early days and weeks following a disaster, when timely and competent assessment is crucial for enabling informed decision making. Needs assessment is essential for programme planning, monitoring and evaluation. In an emergency response, however, a quick and simple approach to needs assessment may be the only practical possibility – in other words, it needs to be ‘good enough’. This guide does not explain every activity needed to carry out an assessment, but it describes the assessment process, and provides a step-by-step guide through the process. It also contains a number of tools and resources that may be helpful when planning or carrying out humanitarian needs assessments. This guide is essential reading for field staff carrying out assessments after a humanitarian crisis; it should also be read by humanitarian policy makers, students, lecturers and researchers.
|Prelims [Acknowledgements |Preface: Why and how to use Humanitarian Needs| Assessment – the Good Enough Guide
|1. What is needs assessment?
|A disaster-affected community
|Basic principles of needs assessment
|2. Steps to a ‘good enough’ needs assessment
|Step 1 Preparing for an assessment
|Step 2 Designing your assessment
|Step 3 Implementing your assessment
|Step 4 Analysing your data
|Step 5 Sharing your findings
|Tool 1 How do I prepare my organization for an assessment?
|Tool 2 How do I develop an assessment plan?
|Tool 3 What skills and characteristics do my assessment team/working group need?
|Tool 4 How do I train my assessment team?
|Tool 5 How can I give disaster-affected communities a voice?
|Tool 6 How do I collect secondary data?
|Tool 7 How do I collect primary data?
|Tool 8 How do I select affected sites and vulnerable groups?
|Tool 9 How do I organize a field visit?
|Tool 10 What support does my assessment team need?
|Tool 11 What equipment does my assessment team need?
|Tool 12 What technology should I use?
|Tool 13 How can I ensure a high-quality assessment?
|Tool 14 How should I share my assessment findings?
|Tool 15 What should I put in my assessment report?
|Back Matter [Resources |Key resources| Standards and guidance|Initiatives |Glossary |For your notes]
Contemporary Issues and Research in Operations Management
Operations Management and Decision Making in Deployment of an On-Site Biological Analytical Capacity
2018https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.74357 [Citations: 1]
Supply Management Research
Secondary Data Reviews in the Context of Humanitarian Needs Assessments: Determination of Requirements
2017https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-18632-6_6 [Citations: 2]