This document is intended as a simple and practical guide for National Society staff and volunteers who wish to undertake a local-level VCA, as part of their community programming strategy.
This guide aims to answer the following basic questions:
- Why: Why is a VCA being proposed? Is it going to help the National Society to reduce vulnerability in communities?
- What: What does it involve? What will it be used for?
- Who: Who will be involved in undertaking the VCA? Who will benefit?
- How: How will it be carried out? What tools and methods are involved? Do you have the necessary capacity and resources? How do you select the communities most at risk?
- When: When should you start the VCA? When you should not? How long will it take?
- Where: In which communities will you carry out the VCA? Is the branch willing to support and able to undertake the work?
The guide particularly discusses:
- Planning the VCA
- Preparation phase
- Field testing
- Implementation phase
- Analysis phase
- Action planning
Usage: Guideline for implementation
Audience: National Society staff and volunteers
For the other series of VCA guides:
- For What is VCA? click here What is VCA?
- For VCA Toolbox, click here VCA Toolbox with reference sheets
- For VCA training guide, click here VCA Training guide
- For VCA lesson learnt and recommendations, click here Lessons and recommendations
- For VCA practical guide step by step, click here English version size 5 MB, Burmese version size 4 MB, Lao language size 1 MB, Khmer size 4 MB
You might be interested in these resources:
- VCA Report Bakhaw Norte, Philippines, 2013 – Philippine Red Cross
- VCA toolbox with reference sheets