Knowledge Management

This Humanitarian Response Monitoring Guidance is meant for all humanitarian actors involved in the preparation of a humanitarian response plan and its monitoring. It gives a definition for humanitarian response monitoring is and how to carry it out when monitoring a humanitarian response plan (HRP), whether for a sudden or slow onset disaster or complex emergency. It aims to define the standard components, ensure a common understanding of the key concepts and spell out related responsibilities.

This inter-agency agreed set of documents offers a template and explanations for presenting the progress of the HRP response during the year. The publication of a PMR is not mandatory and the template can be adapted in a flexible way.

Direct observation and Key Informant data collection tools
Life cycle steps
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population types
All affected population

This inter-agency guidance was produced in 2016. It sets the basis for a common approach to response monitoring. The document has not been updated since then. Its key messages are still relevant. However, some elements are outdated.

This information sharing understanding is an agreed set of principles and standards under which STIMA -Assessment Working Group (AWG) partner organisations agree to share, store and secure information, including sensitive aggregated data. The understanding will be relevant for sector chairs, all agencies, NGOs involved in AWG processes and products. OCHA as the chair of the AWG will ensure that the understanding is established, respected and adhered to by the AWG participating organizations.
Life cycle steps
Establishing coordination to support coordinated assessments
Data Processing and summary outputs

This set of inter-agency agreed documents offers a template and explanations for the preparation of a Humanitarian Dashboard.

The humanitarian dashboard is one of the four priority OCHA information products and is an IASC agreed tool that presents a succinct and primarily visual overview of progress towards meeting needs in a humanitarian response. It allows stakeholders to quickly understand the strategic priorities of a response, the key figures characterizing the crisis, and the most important humanitarian needs and related response per sector.

Ces lignes directrices sont élaborées pour appuyer la cohérence dans la collecte de données sur les besoins et assurer des évaluations efficaces et fiables par les enumérateurs. L’orientation générale peut être utilisée pour n’importe quelle évaluation, les orientations spécifiques se rapportent directement au MIRA.
These guidelines are developed to support consistency in the collection of needs data and to ensure efficient and reliable evaluations by enumerators. The general orientation can be used for any evaluation, the specific orientations relate directly to the MIRA.
Life cycle steps
Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Population types
All affected population