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National Response Capacity Matrix: for Analysing National Capacity to Respond to Food Security Crises

This matrix is intended to be used in conjunction with the guidance offered in Technical Guidance Sheet (TGS) no.13 - "Short Guide to Applying the National Response Capacity Matrix". A...

Technical Guidelines - HIV/AIDs Analysis: Integrating HIV/AIDS in Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis

Guidance on how to include issues related to HIV/AIDS in the food security and vulnerability analyses conducted by WFP.

Technical Guidance Sheet - Food Consumption Analysis: Calculation and Use of the Food Consumption Score in Food Security Analysis

Guidance presenting the standard use of the Food Consumption Score as part of VAM or VAM-supported food consumption and food security analysis, as well as background and explanation of the...

The Coping Strategies Index: Field Methods Manual 2nd Edition, January 2008

Measuring food insecurity is a costly and complicated exercise. In highly food insecure countries operational agencies need regular measurements for monitoring changes and for assessing the impact of...

Market Analysis Tool: Market Integration

A market analysis tool used to look at the degrees of integration of markets, and how this can affect food availability and food price stability.

Market Analysis Tool: Terms of Trade

A market analysis tool used to examine how terms of trade provide information on the variation of the purchasing power of households and thus contributes to the identification of appropriate crisis-...

Market Analysis Tool: Shock Scenarios

A market analysis tool used to run scenarios which can help anticipate the effect of a market shock on the food security of different livelihood groups.

Market Analysis Tool: Price and Income Elasticities

A market anlysis tool used to examine how food consumption is affected by market elasticities, and how these measure how quantities demanded will adjust in response to a price or income change, or...

Market Analysis Tool: Import Parity Price

A market analysis tool used to help in understanding whether or not a national market is integrated into regional or world markets.

Emergency Food Security Assessment Handbook - Communication Brief

Brief presenting the first edition of the Emergency Food Security Assessment Hanndbook (2005).