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At all levels of the monitoring framework proper tools are required. There is not, at present, a common global coherent approach on a set of complementary tools supporting the full monitoring framework, however below you will find links to individual tools to assist in planning and conducting response monitoring.

Key messages

A set of key messages for answering frequently asked questions on response monitoring, its processes and products. It is available here.

Standard Response Monitoring Presentation

As many humanitarian actors may not be familiar with response monitoring, trainings can be organised in-country introducing the concepts presented in the response monitoring  guidance and periodic monitoring report guidance. A standard response monitoring presentation can be found here.

Humanitarian Response Monitoring Framework template

The response monitoring framework is a set of practices, performed by all humanitarian actors, that facilitates the collection and analysis of data on the humanitarian response along the cycle. These practices for response monitoring are codified in a response monitoring framework document. A template for the response monitoring framework document can be found here.

Humanitarian Dashboard

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The Humanitarian Dashboard is designed to facilitate the consolidation of needs assessment and response information. It provides a structured format for the collection of data and the presentation of a shared analysis of a humanitarian situation. The Dashboard supports both the HPC as well as the consolidation of information in sudden-onset emergencies.

Guidance on producing Humanitarian Dashboards is available here. In addition a toolkit consisting of several templates and a graphics catalogue can be accessed here. This toolkit consists of: 

  • Humanitarian Dashboard template, available in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PDF and MS Excel formats
  • Annotated Humanitarian Dashboard Template
  • Humanitarian Dashboard Data Collection Template
  • Humanitarian Dashboard Data Storage Template
  • Dashboard Graphics Catalogue

Indicator Registry

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When clusters are selecting indicators for measuring the outputs and outcomes of their cluster activities they can refer to the humanitarian indicator registry. The registry is an online tool to assist countries in selecting indicators at the cluster level.

The Indicator Registry has its own space on this site; access it here.

Examples of strategic objectives and indicators

Sample strategic objectives and related indicators, to be used as a guide by the HCT when developing strategic objectives. All baselines and targets in the document are for illustrative purposes only

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
16 Oct 2015
Document type: 
Tool

Examples of cluster indicators

This document provides examples of cluster-level indicators for use in humanitarian response plan. Please note that these are not globally-approved or agreed or in any sense mandatory, but simply examples of well-written indicators based on good practice. 

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
13 Nov 2015
Document type: 
Tool
Theme(s): 
Strategic Planning

Humanitarian Profile Support Guidance

The objective of the Humanitarian Profile Support Guidance is to provide an overview of definitions, methods and good practice on how to derive overall, inter-sectoral humanitarian population figures. The guidance is intended for colleagues who are tasked with estimating humanitarian population figures and are facilitating, or participating in joint analysis, planning and response monitoring.

Organization(s): 
Inter-Agency Standing Committee
Original Publication Date: 
17 May 2016
Document type: 
Guidelines
Theme(s): 
Humanitarian Profile
Information Management
Inter-Cluster Coordination
Monitoring and Evaluation
Multi-Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment
Needs Assessment
Strategic Planning