Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA)

The development of the MIRA benefited from a wealth of experience and knowledge gathered
from United Nations agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), donor and academic
institutions, and other technical bodies. It builds upon decades of field practice, as well as on lessons
learnt exercises and existing tools and methodologies.
It reflects a common vision of what is both methodologically sound and realistically feasible in
the highly challenging environment in which humanitarian needs assessments take place.