Guidelines for assessment in emergencies

Assessment is a vital element of the programme planning process. It provides the information on which decisions will be made. The use of a standard methodology means that the information obtained through the assessment can be compared with data collected during previous assessments. These guidelines are designed for use by anyone undertaking an assessment and provide a framework within which an assessment can be organized. By working through the guidelines, you should be able to cover all the main issues required for a successful assessment.