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Guidelines and manuals

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Although there are guidelines and manuals for conducting rapid assessment, the methods and procedures may be very different in different situations, depending on the acuteness of the emergency, the population involved, the time available for the assessment, etc.

Some guidelines include:

Click here for "Humanitarian Policy Group. According to need? Needs assessment and decision-making in the humanitarian sector". ODI, 2003

Oxfam Public Health Assessment Tool v.2 (Sorry, this is not available electronically or on the internet)

WHO. Rapid Health Assessment Protocols for Emergencies. WHO 1999. (Click here to go to the website) to order this publication.)

UN Inter-Agency Standing Committee. Initial rapid assessment tool: Field assessment fool. (If you have an internet connection, click here to download the entire toolkit.)