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(IASC Task Force on Needs Assessment)
This Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments was developed by the IASC Needs Assessment Task Force to provide guidance for those seeking to make informed decisions on aspects of coordinated assessments (harmonized or joint). The Guidance has been developed based primarily on experiences during early phases of large-scale quick-onset natural disasters, but is also applicable to other types of crises. It provides guidance to coordinate assessments. Technical tools and guidance can be found in the annexes.
This handbook provides a quick a reference guide for the use of UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination Teams undertaking emergency missions, assisting in the accomplishment of tasks they may be expected to perform on mission. It discusses issues relating to the mission cycle, commencing with preparation prior to a mission, through various stages of a mission until termination and debriefing, provides checklists and description of coordination structures in the field as well as data for everyday use, such as composition of medical kits, security precautions, characteristics of operating in different climatic conditions and terrain.
This guide on disaster assessment and response, now at version 4, can be used as a reference for individuals sent to disaster sites to perform initial assessments or to members of an OFDA Disaster Assistance Response Team. Information is provided on general responsibilities and information; assessments; information on populations at risk; disaster assistance response team; forms and instructions; reference information; and commonly used acronyms and terminology. The guide aims to be of interest to a variety of field operations as a useful source of information.
(Benfield Hazard Research Centre, University College London and CARE International, 2005)
The Guidelines for Rapid Environmental Impact in Disasters (REA) provide a means to define and prioritize potential environmental impacts in disaster situations. The Guidelines is composed of five main parts and ten supporting Annexes. The main parts include an Introduction to the REA, and modules on Organization and Community Level Assessments, Consolidation and Analysis of assessment results and Green Review of Relief Procurement. The Annexes include information sources, forms used in the assessment and information useful in managing the REA process.
(UNDG, UNDP and World Bank Guide, prepared by GTZ with the support of BMZ, 2003)
This guide aims to help make post-conflict needs assessments (PCNAs) more effective by systematizing the analysis and suggesting more efficient processes. In particular, it contributes to the definition of common minimum standards regarding quality, reliability and inclusiveness of the assessment; a fast-track professional response by the international community when recovery planning becomes feasible; and lowering the costs of PCNAs by promoting systematization and standardization.
This document provides guidelines to ensure effective collaboration in the planning and organization of all joint UNHCR-WFP assessment activities, adherence to agreed procedures and standards, the consistent production of reliable information, and the effective use and analysis of that information. The aim of these guidelines is to ensure effective collaboration in the planning and organization of all joint UNHCR-WFP assessment activities, adherence to agreed procedures and standards, the consistent production of reliable information, and the effective use and analysis of that information.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance to humanitarian practitioners and policymakers on identifying and measuring possible humanitarian implications of sanctions. The information and guidelines presented are relevant to a wide variety of sanctions, including: arms embargoes, financial sanctions, travel-related sanctions and targeted trade sanctions.