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REACH Shelter Cluster Assessment Factsheet

To conduct an inter-sector rapid assessment of municipalities affected by Typhoon Yolanda in order to inform response planning and the allocation of resources. 1. The completion of an assessment that provides information for shelter, WASH, early recovery and other relevant sector coordination on the situation in the Central Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda; 2. Mapping and sharing of shelter, WASH and early recovery related data at the field and international level to support a planned and coordinated humanitarian aid response in the Central Philippines.
The sampling methodology allows assessment findings to be generalized with a confidence level of 95% (5% confidence interval)1 across the affected area. The methodology involves three stages of sampling that enable a statistical analysis across the entire affected area: 1. A representative sample of target municipalities was selected using multi-stage cluster sampling. Municipalities were clustered based on their geographic distance to the path of Typhoon Haiyan, and then, within each of the geographical clusters, were classified into another 4 groupings based on level of the storm surge, with the lowest stratum being inland areas (no storm surge). 2. Barangays were selected within targeted municipalities using proportional stratified sampling. 3. Sampling was based on population size. A maximum of 20 barangays were selected for each municipality. 4. Households were randomly selected by enumerators by conducting a randomized field walk; assessing one household out of every three present in the geographical location they were assigned within a barangay. In total, as per the selection methodology described above, 16 municipalities were randomly selected for assessment across the affected region of the Central Philippines. Of these, 10 municipalities are within 50km of the storm path (consistent with the GoP priority area) and 6 within 50 – 100km. The total representative sample size for the selected municipalities was calculated as 5,852. In order to account for households that were not present at the time of assessment, a buffer of 20% was added to the sample size in order to retain a representative sample for all indicators; thus REACH and RAT conducted 7,023 household assessments across the target area.
Key findings: 
To be released along with main report - end Dec
Sample size: 
7,023 HH
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Available on Request
Data will be accessible once final report is released. Contact Shelter Cluster
Assessment Date(s): 
28 Nov 2013 to 12 Dec 2013

Level of Representation

Draft / Preliminary Results
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
REACH Initiative
Participating Organization(s): 
Philippines Shelter Cluster
Region 6- Western Visayas
Region 8- Eastern Visayas
Other location: 
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013