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Afghanistan HRP 2015 - ONVI Guidance Note


The methodology of the Overall Need and Vulnerability Index (ONVI) for the Afghanistan 2015 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) remains consistent with the approach adopted for the Afghanistan 2014 HNO. A number of improvements were made to the analysis framework that provided greater transparency and strengthened the cross-sector interpretation of the contributing factors to humanitarian need and vulnerability. The analysis ultimately supported a more integrated humanitarian response strategy.

The ONVI provides an objective basis for assessing the severity of need at the sub-national level for prioritizing humanitarian intervention. This analysis cannot fully reflect all the complex and local factors that might influence the humanitarian situation. It is necessary to further interpret findings together with other available data, including field-based cluster reviews, situational analyses, and localised assessments to capture humanitarian needs at a sub-provincial level.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
02 Jun 2015
Document type: 
Analytical Document
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination