Needs assessment: Guidance & templates
Below you will find a collection of key guidance and templates supporting the production of Needs Assessment related outputs.
The Situational Analysis is the first output of the MIRA process and should be produced within 72 hours of an emergency. It represents an overview of available secondary data and early primary data. The Situational Analysis informs the flash appeal and the second, more in-depth phase of the MIRA, the primary data collection.
Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)
Available in English and French. The 2020 HNO template is available here. An annotated template is also available, as well as companion tools.
Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA)
Operational Guidance on Coordinated Assessments in Humanitarian Crises