Knowledge Management

This guidance is presented to support the 2021 Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) and to help build on the ‘Enhanced HPC Approach’ initiated in 2019. This document intends to inform, support and guide the work of experts, tasked by country teams (or a similarly empowered entity) to produce a joint intersectoral needs analysis in support of the HPC. It outlines an analytical framework for such an analysis – the Joint Intersectoral Analysis Framework (JIAF) – to assist country teams with the identification of inter-linkages between various drivers, underlying and contributing factors, sectors and humanitarian conditions for their consideration in preparing their Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and subsequent Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs).




 
Life cycle steps
Joint Analysis > Process and coordination of joint analysis
Population types
All affected population

(Available in English & French version)

This document provides an overview of the main steps involved in the development of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle.  It should be read alongside the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) templates, which indicate what information to present and how to do so; Complementary guidance , which provides a depth of information on “what” and “how to” elements; and the Facilitation Package, which provides illustrative agendas and presentations to assist with orienting and managing the process and discussions.





 
Context
Rural
Urban
Population types
All affected population

(Available in English & French version)
HRPs build upon humanitarian needs overviews which provide the evidence base and analysis of the magnitude of the crisis and identify the most pressing humanitarian needs. These needs inform the strategic objectives in the HRP. The various cluster plans follow from these strategic objectives.

Humanitarian response plans are primarily management tools for the humanitarian coordinator (HC) and HCT. In addition however they can be used to communicate the scope of the response to an emergency to donors and the public, and thus serve a secondary purpose for resource mobilization. Response monitoring in turn follows the strategic plan, as it seeks to determine whether the goals and targets set in the HRP are actually achieved.
Context
Urban
Rural

This guidance supplements the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) Step by Step Guide on humanitarian response planning steps. It provides definitions, structured approaches and tools to facilitate response analysis and prioritisation, formulation of strategic and specific objectives, and estimation of the number of people targeted in the Humanitarian Response Plan.
Context
Rural
Urban
Population types
All affected population

Life cycle steps
Design of Data Collection > Designing Primary Data Collection methods
Design of Data Collection > Designing Secondary Data Review (SDR) methods
Data Collection > Primary data collection
Population types
All affected population

Accountability to Affected People (AAP) is the active commitment by humanitarian actors to use power responsibly to take account of, give account to, and be held to account by the people they seek to assist. It is a rights-based framework grounded in the rights, dignity, capacity and safety of people through the responsible use of power in humanitarian action. This means providing information to communities; ensuring humanitarian agencies’ decisions are informed by their views; and enabling affected communities to assess and comment on agencies’ performance, including on sensitive matters such as sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA).
Population types
Conflict affected population

People affected by humanitarian crises, particularly those displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are often faced with specific challenges and vulnerabilities that must be taken into consideration when planning for readiness and response operations for the COVID-19 outbreak. They are frequently neglected, stigmatized, and may face difficulties in accessing health services that are otherwise available to the general population. In the context of this Interim Guidance, the people in humanitarian situations affected by this guidance may include internally displaced persons (IDPs), host communities, asylum seekers, refugees and returnees, and migrants when in similar situations. While further adaptations might be needed for some population groups, including those living in slums this interim guidance is issued to assist field staff to immediately respond to urgent needs,

It is of extreme importance from a protection, human-rights and public health perspectives, that people affected by humanitarian crises are included in all COVID-19 outbreak readiness and response strategies, plan and operations. There is a strong public health rationale to extend all measures to everyone, regardless of status and ensuring inclusiveness.
Population types
IDPs