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Guidelines for assessment in emergencies


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Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords:Accountability and Participation, Evaluation-related, Impact assessment, Needs assessment, Participation, Research methodology, Urban
Agency:IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross/ Red Cresent Societies
Author(s):International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Date published:March 2008
Publisher:International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

 Assessment is a vital element of the programme planning process.
It provides the information on which decisions will be made.
Whilst good information does not guarantee a good programme,

These guidelines provide advice on how to carry out an assessment.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
(the Movement) is involved in a wide variety of situations. Each
assessment is different, reflecting this diversity. These guidelines
do not explain every activity for every assessment. They do,
however, provide a framework within which an assessment can be
organized. By working through the guidelines, you should be able
to cover all the main issues required for a successful assessment.


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