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 with regards to food security and nutrition. Over the years, the methodology has been refined, especially with regard to both food and non-food aspects of an emergency situation, and opportunities to increase self-reliance.
The documents here include the complete 2008 JAM guidelines, plus the JAM Practical Guide, Rapid JAM guide and Technical Guidance Sheets. In addition to the guidance documents, a series of JAM training videos are available. The short, 5-minute videos are intended to improve understanding of the UNHCR/WFP JAMs, emphasizing the process and design of a JAM with a focus on food security and nutrition.