Knowledge Management Platform

Types of Needs Assessment and Methodology

A summary document, taken from UNHCR Needs Assessment handbook, about diffrerent types of needs assessment (initial, rapid and in-depth) and their respective methodologies. 

Context: 
Rural
Urban
Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

Burundi - Data Collection Tools

Direct observation and Key Informant data collection tools

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

Operational Guidance on Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises

Context: 
Rural
Life cycle steps: 
Establishing coordination to support coordinated assessments
Population Types: 
All affected population

Rapid Assessment Questionnaire - Community level

Immediate Assessment Tool, at community level, developed by World Vision.

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods

Ukraine - Affected Population and Direct Observation Module Tool

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods

South Sudan IRNA - Cluster Specific Tools

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

Assessment Registry Briefing

Life cycle steps: 
Determining current state of needs assessment

Introduction to Assessment Registry

Life cycle steps: 
Determining current state of needs assessment

Microsoft Excel basics for data summary and visualization

Excel is an incredibly powerful tool and basic proficiency is critical for all OCHA IMOs.  Excel is used by OCHA IMOs in data collection, processing, analysis and in the creation of graphics f

Life cycle steps: 
Data Processing and summary outputs
Basic data analysis

Reference Module for Cluster Coordination at Country Level

Life cycle steps: 
Establishing coordination to support coordinated assessments
Understanding of context and enabling factors
Determining current state of needs assessment

Operational Guidance on Responsibilities of Cluster / Sector Leads and OCHA in Information Management

Life cycle steps: 
Establishing coordination to support coordinated assessments

OCHA’s 3W: Purpose, Target Audience, Scope and Products

Life cycle steps: 
Availability of needs & response data and information gaps

UNHCR: Needs Assessment Handbook

Life cycle steps: 
Localise coordinated assessment strategy
Designing Primary Data Collection methods

Geo-Spatial density analysis to estimate affected population

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Secondary Data Review (SDR) methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

Kobo Toolbox Manual

A detailed Kobo toolbox manual prepared by OCHA ROWCA office in Dakar.

Topics covered:

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Primary Data Collection
Data Processing and summary outputs
Basic data analysis

Using Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) scale to estimate population exposed to Earthquake shaking

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Secondary Data Review (SDR) methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

Iraq Inter-Agency Rapid Needs Assessment Tool (RNA)

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

Iraq RNA Questionnaire

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

Analysis Plan: MSNA Syria 2014

Life cycle steps: 
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population Types: 
All affected population

How to connect Kobo data to Power BI

Guidance prepared by OCHA ROWCA office in Dakar on how to connect and receive data in Power BI using Kobo API. (English and French versions)

Life cycle steps: 
Data Processing and summary outputs
Basic data analysis

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