Guidelines for Assessment in Emergencies

Assessments are key to understanding problems, their sources and consequences. As such, they are an essential basis for making decisions and planning any type of programme. The guidelines provide advice on how to conduct assessments, describing the different types and techniques, on data collection and analysis and, ultimately, on the decision to act or not. The handbook is designed as a companion for the Assessment Training Module.

ICRC ; IFRC (2008): Guidelines for Assessment in Emergencies. Geneva, Switzerland: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) URL [Accessed: 29.11.2012]