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Food Security Monitoring Systems (FSMS) - Technical Guidance Sheet

The Food Security Monitoring Technical Guidance Sheets (TGS) are part of a wider project to strengthen food security monitoring. The objective is to have light but comprehensive nationally - led...

Price Analysis Methods

The documents posted below describe various analytical methods for food price analysis. These include the indicators of the WFP Market Monitor as well as the Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS).

Technical Guidance Note - Calculation and Use of the Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) Indicator, April 2014

The Alert for Price Spikes (ALPS) detects abnormally high levels of local food prices for selected staple commodities and indicates the number of markets experiencing high food prices in a country....

Comparative Review of Market Assessments Methods, Tools, Approaches and Findings, September 2013

The study aimed to review and compare different market analysis tools, including EMMA, MIFIRA and WFP’s market analysis reports. It sought to identify the strengths, limitations and...

Guide de l'analyse des marchés pour les programmes de transferts monétaires: Formulation, suivi et analyse d'impact, Juillet 2013

Dans le contexte d’un programme de transferts monétaires, les objectifs de l’analyse et du suivi des marchés sont les suivants: Orienter les arbitrages entre les différentes modalités d...

Labour Market Analysis Guidance, July 2013

The purpose of this guide is to outline (i) how labour market analysis can be integrated into the analysis of food security and (ii) how wages can be attuned to ensuring food security of the...

UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Missions(JAM): Practical Guide

The JAM Practical Guide outlines the JAM process and provides tools to equip JAM coordinators and team members to conduct a JAM. The guide aims to facilitate: Timely planning of the JAM; Effective...

Market Analysis Framework - Tools and Applications for Food Security Analysis and Decision-Making, December 2011

The Market Analysis Framework (MAF) provides an overview of various market analysis tools, including what purpose(s) they serve, how they are related, and where to find the technical details on each...

Market Analysis Tool: How to Conduct a Food Commodity Value Chain Analysis?

The specific purpose of this TGS is to provide guidance on how to conduct a practical value chain analysis of food commodities whose production, processing, commercialisation and consumption is...

Market Analysis Tool: How to Conduct a Trader Survey?

The purpose of this technical guidance sheet is to provide guidance to WFP Country Office and partner staff in conducting a simple trader survey with limited or no external technical support. For...