2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview

Crisis context/scope of work Humanitarian Response Plan processes
Geographical scopeGlobal/Local – Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan
Project periodJuly – Dec 2021 (ongoing)
Donors/partnersDanish Refugee Council (DRC) 
BudgetUSD 473,431
# Leads:1,087
# Entries:39,675
Analysis framework used: Joint Intersectoral Analytical Framework (JIAF), GIMAC analytical framework, IMMAP/DFS SDR framework 
Problem DFS’ solution
The humanitarian sector introduced the Joint Intersectoral Analytical Framework (JIAF) in 2020 to strengthen joint analysis across all sectors for the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). 
While our Global Information Management, Assessment and Analysis Cell (GIMAC) project (Nov 2020 – Apr 2021) had provided secondary data analysis support to Inter-Cluster Coordination Groups across several countries, a review identified a deficiency at the end of the project. Countries lacked the capacity to undertake qualitative analysis of secondary data to inform the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC), particularly the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) process.
DFS launched an HNO Country Support Project with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to provide secondary data analysis to support the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC), including the production of HNO and joint analysis processes.  Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan were provided humanitarian analysis support, despite the instability brought about by government transitions in Afghanistan and South Sudan. Country Expert Groups were engaged by DFS Senior Analysts and provided secondary data review and analysis in DEEP.  DFS and DRC generated first level analysis reports using an analytical framework, aligned to the JIAF framework, allowing analysts to respond to the differing timelines and capacity needs of each country.  DFS provided joint analysis workshops, capacity building on DEEP, and custom analysis as requested by the Country Expert Groups. DEEP provided value to the Humanitarian Programme Cycle process, supporting the Grand Bargain workstream 5 and the JIAF‘s current guidelines to ensure better evidence-based strategic humanitarian response planning.