Advancing Needs Assessment and Analysis Through the Grand Bargain
In an effort to enhance confidence in the quality of humanitarian needs assessments, with the assistance of an external consultant, the workstream developed in late 2018 and early 2019 a set of criteria against which to assess the quality of multisectoral needs assessments. Similar criteria were also developed for Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) which are being revised to reflect the enhancements made to the 2020 Humanitaria
The development of a Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework (JIAF) is one of the key activities of the Grand Bargain on Needs Assessments (GBNA). The JIAF aims at contributing to the achievement of several of the GBNA commitments, particularly the commitment of conducting a holistic and intersectoral analysis of people’s needs, the causes of these needs and their severity, vulnerability, capacities and risks.
As part of the Grand Bargain Needs Assessments workstream, ECHO and OCHA in collaboration with the World Bank convened a Workshop on 21-22 May 2019 with the workstream partners to discuss experiences with joint humanitarian-development-peace needs assessments and analysis, identify factors enabling success, challenges, and steps that could be taken to strengthen joint analysis. Please find below:
Joint Humanitarian Development Analysis Workshop 19-20 May 2019 Summary Report
Key Messages for Senior Management on Joint Humanitarian Development Analysis
Workstream 5 (Improve joint and impartial needs assessments), co-convened by ECHO and OCHA, has produced a package of tools and guidance which reflects some of their work to date. These tools and guidance, when accompanied by sufficient and appropriate capacity, will contribute to advancing coordinated needs assessment and analysis through the Grand Bargain.
The documents include:
1. The Grand Bargain Principles for Collaborative Needs Assessment Ethos
2. Quality criteria for multi sectoral needs assessments and analysis