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Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises
Coordinating needs assessments do not only bring significant benefits but can also help save more lives and restore more people’s livelihoods.
This Operational Guidance for Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises helps realize the goal of better quality and more timely assessments through coordinated processes. It was developed primarily on the basis of experiences gained during the early phases of large-scale quick-onset natural disasters, but it is also applicable to other types of crises.

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Light Guidance on Collective Outcomes
This guidance allows humanitarian, development and peace actors to align their individual programming towards collective outcomes, in accordance with respective mandates.
It sets out concrete and measurable results, which have been collectively developed across the HDP Community in countries. This guidance is aimed at senior management across the humanitarian, development and peace community at country level, including the United Nations Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and their office, Special or Deputy Special Representatives of the Secretary General and their teams, UN and Non-Governmental Organization agency heads, UN Country Teams/Humanitarian Country Teams, donor representatives and individuals responsible for implementing programmes at the field level.

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Step-by-Step Practical Guide for Humanitarian Needs Overviews, Humanitarian Response Plans and Updates
The revised Humanitarian Needs Overview and Humanitarian Response Plan templates incorporate good practices and developments achieved over recent years on needs assessments and response planning, as w
ell as commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain. They aim to improve the relevance and effectiveness of humanitarian response by providing a more holistic and inter-sectoral analysis of crisis-affected people’s needs and their severity, vulnerabilities, causes, and risks, including a disaggregation based on age, gender, disability and other context-relevant diversity characteristics. The guide also helps strengthen the prioritization of the response based on the need-analysis jointly with an analysis of the most appropriate and feasible response options.