HPC Tools

  • The Response, Planning and Monitoring Module is at the heart of HPC.tools, managing the plan framework for each tracked humanitarian response plan. This is where humanitarian profile data is stored, at both national and cluster levels, as well as the objectives, indicators and targets making up the results framework. RPM includes a monitoring component, allowing the submission of data on people reached with aid and other progress against objective and activity indicators. 
  • The Project Module, piloted in in Chad and Libya in 2017 and deployed globally in 2018, replaces the venerable Online Projects System (OPS) and facilitates the appeal costing process, by allowing project owners to submit project proposals for vetting by clusters and inclusion in humanitarian repsonse plans. Projects can be linked to the caseloads and results frameworks established in RPM, and form the basis for operational presence maps in HPC Viewer (coming soon).

HPC public-facing websites:

  • Humanitarian Action provides a comprehensive overview of the humanitarian landscape by merging two platforms – the former stand-alone Humanitarian Insight and the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO). The annual GHO – produced by OCHA on behalf of the humanitarian community – provides an analysis of the drivers of needs and an overview of the resources required to support people targeted for assistance. Humanitarian Action also serves as the publication platform for planning, monitoring and financial tracking data managed in HPC.tools. It allows users to benefit from dynamic data that is updated throughout the year, as country teams update their needs analysis and response plans.
  • Financial Tracking Service (FTS) has tracked, curated and published authoritative humanitarian financing data for over 25 years, with a focus on internationally coordinated appeals and response plans.

These HPC suite of tools provide comprehensive support for all aspects of HPC. From identifying needs to strategic planning, cluster-level coordination, and project monitoring, our modular and adaptable services facilitate effective data management and collaboration.

By establishing explicit connections between needs, plans, results, activities, projects, and funding, these tools enhance decision-making for all partners. They enable OCHA to deliver accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information to global stakeholders, including donors, agencies, implementers, and affected communities.

To assist Humanitarian Coordinators and Information Managers in utilizing the HPC tools, we offer internal guidance documents accessible through this Knowledge Management Platform using the links below;