Methods, tools and indicators

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Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) Toolkit

01/01/2010 - The Multi-sectoral Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) Tool was developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) global Health, Nutrition and WASH Clusters in 2006-2009. It aims to enable faster and [...]

Integration of IYCF Support into CMAM - Facilitator's Guide and Handouts

01/03/2009 - The purpose of the Facilitator’s Guide - Integration of IYCF Support into CMAM (Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition) is to train health care personnel and community health workers [...]

Emergency Food Security Assessment Handbook, Second Edition

01/03/2009 - This Handbook is intended for use when an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) is conducted in emergency situations or protracted crises, whether due to sudden natural disasters, disease, [...]

WHO child growth standards and the identification of severe acute malnutrition in infants and children

01/01/2009 - The statement presents the recommended cut-offs, summarizes the rationale for their adoption and advocates for their harmonized application in the identification of 6 to 60 month old infants and [...]

Training course on Child Growth Assessment

01/08/2008 - This course has been designed for health care providers who measure and assess the growth of children or supervise these activities. It teaches the skills and knowledge needed to measure the weight [...]

Guidelines for estimating the month and year of birth of young children

01/02/2008 - A child’s age is an essential piece of information for evaluating the many facets of children’s nutritional status. These guidelines are intended for health care workers, survey trainers [...]

The Household Economy Approach

01/02/2008 - The Household Economy Approach (HEA) is a framework for analyzing how people obtain food, non-food goods and services, and how they might respond to changes in their external environment, like a [...]

Toolkit for addressing nutrition in emergency situations

01/01/2008 - The toolkit is intended as an easy-to-use field guide that outlines the key basic interventions for nutritional support to individuals and groups during an emergency situation. In most emergencies, we [...]

Inter-Agency Contingency Planning Guidelines for Humanitarian Assistance

28/12/2007 - The overall objective of these guidelines is to enhance humanitarian response capacity, predictability, accountability and partnership in order to reach more people with comprehensive, appropriate, [...]

Guidelines for cash transfer programming

01/05/2007 - Chapters on assessment, decision making, planning activities and resources, targeting and registration, distribution and delivery and monitoring and evaluation. For managers and field workers. The [...]

Infant Feeding in Emergencies Module 2

01/04/2007 - Module 2 aims to provide health and nutrition workers with the basic knowledge and skills to help both breastfeeding and artificially feeding women. The first task is to support breastfeeding women, [...]

Household food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) for Measurement of Food Access Indicators Guide

15/03/2007 - GUIDELINES outlining Household Food Insecurity Access Scale as a method for assessing food insecurity by looking at food access. This method is an adaptation of an approach used in the USA. The [...]

Reproductive Health Assessment Toolkit for Conflict-Affected Women

01/03/2007 - A toolkit which can be used to quantitatively assess reproductive health risks, services, and outcomes in conflict-affected women between 15 and 49 years of age. Survey data can be used to compare a [...]

Impact measurement and Accountability in Emergencies, the Good Enough Guide

09/02/2007 - This guide is to assist with the basic elements of accountability and impact measurements. It is an output of the Emergency Capacity Building Project, which is inter-agency and has the aim of [...]

Households Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) for Measurement of Household Food Access

01/09/2006 - This guide provides guidance on the specific data collection needs for the Household Dietary Diversity Score (HDDS) indicator. It assumes that these questions will be part of a population-based survey [...]

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