Gender and diversity sensitive Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA)

Gender and diversity sensitive Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA)

Purpose:

This guidance note should be read as a complementary note to the existing VCA guides, also keeping in mind that each NS has developed over time its own guidance documents to implement VCAs at community level. This note was prepared in support of the Gender and Diversity for Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments – Field School held in Thailand in May 2017.

Usage: Guidance for implementation

Audience: National Society staff and volunteers

See also the Vietnamese version.

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Author: IFRC
Publication date: May 27, 2017
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 0.7
Country: Regional
Resource type: Guidelines

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VCA toolbox with reference sheets

VCA toolbox with reference sheets

Purpose:

This toolbox provides a detailed explanation on how to undertake the research part of a VCA. It will help you to choose the right tools to suit your purpose and describes when and how to use them and what to do with the information collected.

It begins with a general discussion on the different research approaches and their usage. It also explores related issues such as participation, reliability, validity and bias, which have an impact on how you carry out the research and the quality of the information you get from it.

Overview:

The tools include:

  • Process Reference Sheets (PRS), which provide instruction on how to use specific processes when working with data.
  • Research Reference Sheets (RRS), which guide you through the implementation of the different investigative tools.
  • Methods Reference Sheets (MRS), which outline the different strategies and techniques for working with communities during meetings and workshops.

Usage: Guideline for implementation

Audience: National Society staff and volunteers

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Author: IFRC
Publication date: January 1, 2007
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 4.94
Country: Global

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How to do a VCA? (2007)

How to do a VCA? (2007)

Purpose:

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?

Overview:

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

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Author: IFRC
Publication date: January 1, 2007
Status: Final Type: PDF Size (MB): Size: 3.28
Country: Global

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