Learn how to conduct effective needs assessments in humanitarian responses with this new online course!

We’re excited to share this highly anticipated online course on Needs Assessments in Emergencies. This course aims to give you a foundational understanding of both the purpose and role of needs assessment in humanitarian responses, coupled with practical steps on how to implement a needs assessment.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

➡️ Explain the value and importance of needs assessment for ensuring evidence-based decisions that are based on needs as voiced by the affected population.

➡️ Define important principles and standards that you need to follow when implementing a needs assessment.

➡️ Describe the different types of assessments and when to use them in a response.

➡️ Implement a quality needs assessment that is tailored to key information gaps in the response by following 9 practical steps which are outlined in the training.

➡️ List the key requirements that are needed when implementing an assessment with local partners or in coordination with other actors in a response.

It should take you approximately 1h30 to complete the course, you can exit at any time and when you return, the module will take you to where you left off.

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