This TGS was developed upon the initiative of OMCs Assessment, Analysis andEmergency Preparedness team and funded by ECHO and DFID (ISP).Acknowledgements
I would like to acknowledge the following WFP staff for their contributions in helpingidentify key issues and concerns related to urban assessments for inclusion in this TechnicalGuidance Sheet: Claudia, Ahpoe, Salah Allahham, Jean-Martin Bauer, Thomas Beuter,Henk-Jan Brinkmann, Volli Carucci, Valerie Ceylon, Agnes Dhur, Tobias Flaemig, PeterHorjus, Eric Kenefick, Naouar Labidi, Joyce Luma, Sylvie Montembault, Kate Newton,Simon Renk, Scott Ronchini and Issa Sanogo. In addition, special thanks go to LisaBiederlack and Anette Haller in Rome and Anne Callanan and Asif Niazi in Cairo for theirmore substantial contributions and support.
This document is intended to serve as a Technical Guidance Sheet (TGS) in the same vein asprior EFSA TGSs. As such, it is organized by topic for easy reference by users. However, itis also a de facto issues paper in that it reflects the collective insights of WFP staff andsecondary sources as to what makes conducting an assessment in urban areas different thanconducting an assessment in rural areas. As such, those preparing to conduct an urbanassessment may well find it useful to peruse the entire document to familiarize themselveswith what these issues and differences are.- Greg Collins (June, 2008)
Picture: Monrovia, WFP©Tobias Flaemig, 2006