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Nigeria: CRS Multi-Sectoral Rapid Needs and Markets Assessment - Northeast Emergency, May 2017

Assessment activities were conducted during three visits to Gubio, each affording approximately four hours of time on site due to security considerations. Data was collected using several methods—direct observation, focus groups and key informant interviews—with the goal of gathering information from different sources such that triangulation or verification of key findings was possible. The initial rapid market assessment was conducted by a CRS Markets Officer, supported by Markets team assistants, and comprised interviews with 14 food and non-food item vendors. The security assessment was conducted by the CRS security team, supported by the CRS Head of Operations, with information drawn from key informant interviews and observation. Members of the multi-sectoral rapid technical assessment team were selected based on their previous work in the respective sector, including a CRS Shelter/WASH officer, a CRS Agriculture and Livelihoods officer, and a CRS MEAL Officer. Two enumerators from CRS partner, the Federation of Muslim Woman Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), with experience conducting beneficiary registration were also engaged to assist with focus-group discussions. Transect walks were completed in three different areas of Gubio town, with the Shelter/WASH assessment, visiting every fifth compound to observe shelter types and WASH conditions. The Shelter/WASH team also visited boreholes to check function and water volume. Key informants were identified through discussion with local government officials, and focus-group discussions were organized with the help of the community leader responsible for the Gubio 1 Atari neighborhood. Additional data related to household food security is presented in the sections below that was collected during the initial phase of registration of beneficiaries for privately funded food and agricultural assistance activities. Household-level data was collected from 605 households, living in the southeastern portion of Gubio town, where CRS decided to begin registration after discussions with community leaders regarding the portion of the town where need was felt to be greatest. As such, these data should be not interpreted as necessarily representative of Gubio in its entirety. Data was collected by enumerators during house-to-house visits during the period May 22-27, with all host community households eligible to be registered, in addition to IDP and returnee households. Sixty-one percent of those registered were host-community households, 16 percent were IDP households and 23 percent were returnee households.
Sample size: 
1500 IDP households
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Charles Chikwiramadara
Assessment Date(s): 
02 Jul 2017
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Catholic Relief Services
Participating Organization(s): 
Government of Nigeria - National Emergency Management Agency
World Health Organization
Market Assessment
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