The UNHCR Tool for Participatory Assessment in Operations
Developing protection strategies through strengthened partnerships
This tool outlines a series of steps for conducting a participatory assessment with refugees or other persons of concern. If applied systematically, it will ensure that women and men of all ages and backgrounds are given the opportunity to identify and voice their own protection risks, priorities, and solutions, and participate meaningfully in the development of the annual Country Operations Plan. The tool assists offices in gathering baseline data for age, gender and diversity analysis and in developing the most appropriate protection strategies through analysing protection risks and incidents together with persons of concern and involving refugees in the design, plan, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of services throughout the programme cycle.