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Libya:Rapid City Profiling and Monitoring System


The project contributes to the evidence-based planning for the national and local authorities, the United Nations, and international and local partners by providing a detailed analytical framework of urban and population geo-referenced data. The City Profiles aims to provide spatial analysis of cities and neighbourhoods that take into consideration demographic changes as a result of forced displacement, and reviews the functionality of urban infrastructure and services, including water, sanitation, health and education that may be strained through rapid population influx, damaged due to conflict or neglected. Through spatial, multi-sectoral and inter-sectoral analysis using GIS mapping, a dynamic overview of cities are provided that identify neighbourhoods that are in critical need, and key priorities for action in each sector.
The assessment informs the prioritization of urban rehabilitation interventions so that they have the largest impact to encourage urban recovery, in terms of location (spatial prioritization), sequencing, and types of interventions; and the return of displaced populations. Functionality assessments are thus designed to support urban recovery responses such as rehabilitation, restoration of minimum services, capacity building, training and staffing, maintenance, and reconstruction


1. urban Functionality assessment : Examines the impact of the crisis at the City and neighbourhood level from a multi-sector perspective. The process involves in each city the public urban facilities ( infrastructure, Education, waste management, administrations and health facilities):
• Satellite based damage analysis. Damage classification in 4 categories (slight damage, moderate damage, severe damage and destroyed/razed to the ground)
• Ground Damage verification through observation
• Urban functionality field assessments ( Key Informants) on current status of infrastructure and services using three categories: functional, non-functional, and affected, through local interviews including with service providers, and by observation
2. HH Data Assessment : The enumeration will extend to three strata within a municipality, where a full enumeration
will take place in all enumeration areas (EAs) of muhallahs selected under the “highly dense” stratum, but only a limited number of enumeration areas will be randomly-selected in muhallahs falling under the “low dense” stratum. The number and size of enumeration areas, as well as those of muhallahs, will be based on the Bureau of Statistics and Census’ 2006 Census Framework which was updated in 2012 through a rapid headcount. Once the sample frame is updated, samples from non-displaced, IDP, and returnee households will be drawn from each stratum within one municipality/city. A total sample size of between 300 and 700 households per population group will be surveyed in each municipality, proportionality divided between three strata based on the number of residents identified in the enumeration exercise, which will also help appropriately weigh the findings. A random selection of households from each stratum will be drawn and enumerators will be dispatched to administer the survey. The survey will be administered using an adult member of households will be the main respondents on household-level inquiries in the survey. Yet, in order to ensure adequate gender analysis in the findings, enumerators (all of whom were women). Individual-level questions of Youth and women modules will be directly asked to the person of interest, if present during the interview, unless they are below 15 years of age, in which case the head of household/respondent will have to provide the necessary information. A specific section, at the end of the survey, will be designed to target female members of household only. This section will include questions on sexual-reproductive health, unmet needs, and family planning. For this section, one female respondent from the household (preferably the female head of household, or spouse of the male head of household) between the age of 15-49 will be asked to answer a few questions on the side, away from other household members, in an isolated room of the residence.

Sample size: 
4300 households
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Available on Request
Assessment Data: 
Available on Request
Hafedh Ben Miled
Khouloud Boutaieb
Assessment Date(s): 
15 Feb 2017
Field work completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Baseline data analysis
Field Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Conflict affected population
Displaced population
Families who have lost primary caregiver
Host communities
Marginalised groups
Lactating women
Post partum women (up to 6 weeks)
Pregnant women
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
United Nations Population Fund
Accountability to Affected Populations
Cash Transfer Programming
Central Emergency Response Fund
Child Protection
Communicating with Communities
Communication with affected populations
Contingency Planning
Early Recovery
Early Warning
Field coordination
Food/Nutrition Crisis
Humanitarian Access
Humanitarian Assistance
Information Management
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Internally Displaced People (IDPs)
Mental Health / Psycho Social Support
Mine Action
Needs Assessment
Rapid Response Mechanism
Rapid Response to Population Movements
Refugees and Returnees
Resource Mobilisation
Safety & Security
Sexual and Gender based Violence
Strategic Planning
Urban Search and Rescue