Knowledge Management

The purpose of this PowerPoint presentation is to describe the main parameters used for indicators (label, unit, need, baseline, etc.) as applied to the different types of indicators (#, %, composite %, yes-no, Likert scale, etc.).
The presentation is made of a series of practical examples.

L'objectif de cette présentation PowerPoint est de décrire les principaux paramètres utilisés pour les indicateurs (libellé, unité, besoin, baseline, etc.) tels qu'appliqués aux différents types d'indicateurs (#, %, % composite, oui-non, échelle de Likert, etc.).
La présentation est composée d'une série d'exemples pratiques.

Monitoring should encompass the following steps:

- In the OCHA country team, a monitoring focal point is identified in the coordination unit, and one in the IM unit;
- For each cluster, the cluster coordinator designates one monitoring focal point;
- While preparing the HRP, indicators are selected and targets are set against the strategic objectives, specific objectives, and cluster objectives of the HRP. These are presented in the HRP and entered in RPM for display in InSight. This is the basis for monitoring over the duration of the HRP (usually the calendar year);
- After completing the preparation of the HRP, the ICCG produces a monitoring plan, to steer and focus monitoring processes. This plan presents how the HRP will be monitored throughout the year, both for humanitarian actors, and external audiences;
- The monitoring plan is presented, discussed and endorsed by the HCT. This is not mandatory. It may be useful as a strategic move to get the buy-in from all stakeholder: Either the HCT will accept what is proposed, or the HCT may ask for a more ambitious monitoring plan for consideration of OCHA and the ICCG which may be possible if necessary resources are provided;
- Once finalized and endorsed, the monitoring plan is shared with all: OCHA, clusters coordinators, all participating actors, government, donors, …;
- Along the year, OCHA monitoring focal points ensure that the monitoring activities are conducted as foreseen in the monitoring plan: data collection and analysis, discussions at the ICCG when necessary, data display in InSight, preparation of reports, etc;
- The ICCG produces the monitoring reports under the agreed format, and according to the agreed schedule, and submits them to the HCT;
- The reports are made publicly available, if decided by the HCT.

An AAR is a structured discussion focusing on drawing learning from an event/process. It looks at the divergence between the planned and the actual, and then identifies what went well or ill. The aim of an after-action review is to improve performance in the future by reflecting on the work of a group and identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Simplicity is at the heart of the AAR, offering considerable flexibility on how it is applied. The tool is centered on bringing the relevant group together and the following themes:


What was expected or supposed to happen?
What actually occurred?
What did and did not go well and why?
What can be improved and how?

This guidance outlines key steps for analysing risks and determining the most likely evolution of the humanitarian situation when developing an HNO. The analytical outputs should help to plan for the most likely scenario in the foreseeable future and inform the response analysis and targeting steps in the HRP. This note complements the HPC step-by-step guidance and HNO annotated template (Chapter II) and is based on a review of existing practice and policy.
Population types
All affected population

This document provides practical guidance for information management officers and designers on how to populate and adapt the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) templates for the 2021 Humanitarian Programme Cycle.
It should be consulted in conjuction with the rest of the package: the InDesign and Illustrator templates and assets, the annotated templates and the step-by-step guide. 

As also recognized in the Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) COVID-19, persons with disabilities are at heightened risk of contracting and developing a severe case of COVID-19 and facing indirect health impacts. They are also disproportionately affected by the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 and measures to control the pandemic. These negative impacts are exacerbated in humanitarian contexts.

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