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Technical Guidance Sheet No.10 - Using the Delphi Method to Estimate Population Size and Demographics in Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance explaining when and how to use the Delphi method to estimate population size and demographic characteristics for a rapid EFSA.

Technical Guidance Sheet No.9 - Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis for Food Security Assessments

Guidance to assist food security assessment staff with little or no experience in the collection and analysis of qualitative data - ie. any data that is not numerical in nature and is difficult or...

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.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.3 - Analysing Food Aid Dependency and Disincentive Effects in EFSA

Guidance on how to identify, monitor and interpret the indicators and thresholds that should trigger an EFSA in slow-onset crises, focusing on factors that indicate when an EFSA is necessary in...

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.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.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...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.5 - Distinguishing between Chronic and Transitory Food Insecurity in Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on how to distinguish between chronic and transitory food insecurity which lead to: interventions that address underlying and basic causes of food insecurity lasting for several years; or to...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.4 - Trigger Criteria for an Emergency Food Security Assessment in Slow-Onset Crises

Guidance on how to identify, monitor and interpret the indicators and thresholds that should trigger an EFSA in slow-onset crises, focusing on factors that indicate when an EFSA is necessary in...