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Assessments published on HumanitarianResponse.info (HR.info) must be of relevance to the humanitarian community responding to humanitarian crises and emergencies.

Before posting an assessment make sure it is not already available on the site. To do so check the assessments page of your operation and/or the global assessments page at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/assessments. This step is important to avoid creating duplicate content.

To post an assessment log in on HR.info and navigate to your space, then follow these three steps:

Step 1 - Click on “+” on top of the page and click on “Assessment”

Please remember that if you are posting an assessment and you would like it to appear in the interactive map, you must select “Assessment” here and not “Document”. If you will publish it as document, it will be filed in a different registry and it will not be included in the interactive map.

Step 2 - Fill in the form

An assessment published on HR.info can be filtered by “Operation”, “Organization”, “Participating Organizations”, “Locations”, “Status”, “Level of Representation”, “Population Types”, “Disaster”, and “Start date”, if you provide all the necessary information when posting it.

Be accurate and fill in as many relevant fields as possible (some are mandatory, while other are optional). The more metadata you associate with your assessment the more searchable and well organized your assessment will be. If your assessment is tagged correctly, it will be shown in the right pages and it will be easy to find.

  • Language: Select the assessment language. If not listed, choose English and then indicate the language in the title. For the languages use the two digit code you can find here.
  • Title: Enter the original title of the assessment, with the country the assessment refers to, its date and language: Country: Original Title - DD MMM YYYY [EN/FR]. Do not use abbreviations. The URL of the assessment page is based on the assessment title, a clear title creates a clear URL. Two digit codes for languages can be found here. Further examples of naming are available here.
  • Status: Indicate the phase of the assessment. Please remember to come back to this form and update the status as phases move on.
  • Assessment Date(s): Indicate the date(s) of the assessment. The timezone is automatically selected based on the operation/webspace in which the assessment is being published.
  • Location: Select the country(ies) (or more specific locations) the assessment is about. Add up to 4 locations using the "Add another item" button. To add more, save the form as draft then edit it. To remove one of the countries you added, select the value “- none -”. Further instructions available here.
  • Other location: Specify here a location not available in the Location(s) field dropdown.
  • Assessment Report: If the report is “Publicly available” upload the file stored on your computer or on your Dropbox account. If the report is “Available on request”, write the instructions on how to request access in the related space. If not available, select the corresponding option. The file URL is based on the file name, a clear file name creates a clear URL. To see File Standards and Naming Conventions click here. When you need to edit or replace the uploaded file because of a newer or corrected version, follow the instructions available here.
  • Assessment Questionnaire: If the questionnaire is “Publicly available” upload the file stored on your computer or on your Dropbox account. If the questionnaire is “Available on request”, write the instructions on how to request access in the related space. If not available, select the corresponding option. The file URL is based on the file name, a clear file name creates a clear URL. To see File Standards and Naming Conventions click here. When you need to edit or replace the uploaded file because of a newer or corrected version, follow the instructions available here.
  • Assessment Data: If data is “Publicly available” upload the file stored on your computer or on your Dropbox account. If data is “Available on request”, write the instructions on how to request access in the related space. If not available, select the corresponding option. The file URL is based on the file name, a clear file name creates a clear URL. To see File Standards and Naming Conventions click here. When you need to edit or replace the uploaded file because of a newer or corrected version, follow the instructions available here.
  • Operation(s)/Webspace(s):
  • Cluster(s)/Sector(s): Select the cluster(s)/sector(s) the assessment refers to. If the cluster/sector is not available, request it to be added.
    When selecting multiple clusters/sectors, consider also selecting "Inter-Cluster Coordination" in the Theme(s) field. More instructions here.
  • Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): Select the organization(s) conducting the assessment. If the organization is not available, request it to be added and select “other” in the meantime.
  • Population Type(s): Select the population segment(s) targeted by the assessment. You can select multiple population types. Complete taxonomy is also available here.
  • Subject: Insert a brief description of the topic of the assessment and what its goals are.
  • Sample size: Indicate the number/range of communities/households/individuals surveyed during the assessment.
  • Methodology: Insert a brief description of the procedures and the techniques used to collect, store and analyse the data.
  • Level of Representation: Select at what geographical level the assessment is being (has been) conducted.
  • Key findings: Insert a brief summary of the assessment’s results.
  • Frequency: Indicate the assessment frequency in case it is being repeated over time.
  • Unit(s) of Measurement: Select the unit(s) of measurement used for the assessment.
  • Contact(s):
  • Collection Method(s): Select the collection method(s) used to gather information during the assessment.
  • Theme(s): Select all relevant themes. Choose only themes the assessment substantively refers to. Complete taxonomy is also available here.
  • Disaster(s)/Emergency: Select the disaster(s) or emergency the assessment refers to. Choose only disasters the assessment substantively refers to.
  • Coordination hub(s): Select the coordination hub(s) the assessment refers to (if any). If not available, send a request to info@humanitarianresponse.info.

We strongly advise to fill in as much info as possible by always writing a few lines in the Subject/Objective and Methodology fields as well as summarizing Key findings in case of completed assessments. By adding this information, visitors will be able to understand the content of the document prior to downloading the file(s). On top of it, the page with text looks more complete and nicer, and will be better indexed by search engines.

Step 3 - Save and publish the assessment

Note: If you are a contributor, you will only be able to save the document as draft. An editor (and/or manager) of your space will then need to publish it.

To read more about this, see our complete “Editorial Guidelines”.

For any editorial question you may have do not hesitate to contact us at info@humanitarianresponse.info