Assessmentss 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.
As a minimum you should indicate:
- Language: Indicate one of the languages listed. If the language of the assessment is not in the list, leave “English” as default (then add the language code to the title)
- Status: Indicate the current phase of the assessment. If you are publishing an assessment in its preliminary phases (planned, ongoing etc.) remember to update the record, by changing its status (and attach the documentation when possible) in accordance to the advancement of the process.
- Assessment Date(s): Indicate here the start date of the assessment. If the assessment has been completed you can also indicate its end date.
- Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): Indicate which organization(s) is conducting/conducted the assessment.
- Location(s): This field allows you to select one (or more) country(ies) where the assessment has been conducted. Once you have selected the country, a second drop-down menu will appear allowing you to specify additional administrative boundaries like regions, provinces, municipalities (if available in HR.info). As assessments are also shown via the interactive map at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map the more specifc you are with locations, the better.
- Population Type(s): Indicate which segment of the population is/has been the target of the assessment.
- Title: This must reflect the original title of the document. Always indicate the country (or Region) the document refers to, if it is not already part of the original title by adding it at the beginning. When publishing content in language that is not listed in the above field please indicate it at the end of the title (use the two digit code you can find here) the language of the document should be added to the original title to provide valuable information. There are specific standards to follow, see them here.
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 the site visitor will be able to understand the content of the document without having to download the attachment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org