Guide to Capacity Mapping and Assessment of WASH Emergency Response at the Country Level

This guidebook is the product of the Global WASH Cluster’s capacity building mapping project. This is one of a series of initiatives to assist the WASH cluster to better meet the needs of affected populations in emergency responses. The tools developed under this project are intended to:  Assess the capacity of WASH actors to respond to emergencies; Identify capacity gaps to allow the development of a capacity building plan for the sector; Collate key WASH data in advance of emergencies to identify any likely WASH-related vulnerability in the case of an emergency response; Accelerate the need assessment process by the prior assembly of baseline date for particular areas and thereby speed up the design of the response, and; Support the collaborative identification of WASH vulnerabilities, capacity gaps and capacity building needs.