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UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Missions (JAM) Guidelines

JAMs have been conducted in collaboration with UNHCR since 1994 to understand the situation, profiles and needs of refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host populations, in particular...

Food Security Indicators

The content on this page includes technical guidance on food security measures and indicators.  The links below provide greater detail on both WFP’s Food Consumption Score indicator, as...

Meta Data for the Food Consumption Score (FCS) Indicator

The “Food consumption score” (FCS) is a score calculated using the frequency of consumption of different food groups consumed by a household during the 7 days before the ...

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...

Market Analysis Guidelines

Markets play a paramount role in enhancing people's livelihoods and promoting food security. WFP tailored a food security framework  having markets as one of the elements that should be...

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....

Consolidated Approach Reporting Indicators Food Security (CARI), 2014

The Consolidated Approach for Reporting Indicators of Food Security (CARI) is a WFP method used to analyse and report the level of food insecurity within a population.   Under the CARI...

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...