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How to Estimate Household Net Seller Buyer Status and the Welfare Impact of Shocks?

The purpose of this technical guidance sheet is to provide sufficient information to WFP Country Office and partner staff to identify and profile households as net-sellers and/or netbuyers of food...

Technical Guidance Sheet: The Basics of Market Analysis for Food Security

The purpose of this guidance sheet is to highlight the significance of market analysis for the planning, implementation and evaluation of food security interventions and their impact, to impart basic...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.1 - Integrating Migration and Displacement into Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on conducting migration-sensitive EFSAs, including essential questions, methods, and some of the response options that such assessments might lead to and highlighting which data to collect...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.7 - Area Method to Estimate Population Size and Demographics in Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on using the area method to estimate the population size and characteristics of a small representative area and how to extrapolate this information to a larger area.

Technical Guidance Sheet No.14 - Strengthening Rapid Food and Nutrition Security Assessment

Guidance clarifying the objectives of rapid integrated food and nutrition security assessments, and providing options and advice for carrying them out.

Technical Guidance Sheet No.13 - Short Guide to Applying the National Response Capacity Matrix

Guidance to provide a quick overview and understanding of the Capacity Response Matrix - a tool to analyse national capacities to responses to food security crises.

Technical Guidance Sheet No.12 - Complementary Methods and Tools for Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on complementary approaches in assessing household food security, and explaining how they can reinforce the standard food security assessment methodology, in order to enrich the...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.11 - Using the T-Square Sampling Method to Estimate Population Size, Demographics and other Characteristics in Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance describing the T-square (T2) sampling method and instructions on when and how to use the method in an EFSA. The T2 method can estimate the population size of people with certain...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.8 - Introduction to Qualitative Data and Methods for Collection and Analysis in Food Security Assessments

General introductory guidance into the nature of qualitative data - ie. any data that is not numerical in nature and is difficult or impossible to quantify (eg. data portraying attitudes, perceptions...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.6 - Initial Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on carrying out initial EFSAs, typically undertaken very quickly immediately after a shock, or when access to a previously inaccessible area is suddenly granted. An initial EFSA provides...