External Resources

SENS (Standardised expanded nutrition survey for refugee populations)

A standardised tool for conducting nutrition surveys in refugee populations

LINK: http://www.sens.unhcr.org/

Coverage monitoring network (SQUEAC and SLEAC)

Two methodologies to evaluate the coverage of existing nutrition treatment services in order to improve nutrition service delivery.

LINK: http://www.coverage-monitoring.org/

Link NCA (Nutrition Causal Analysis)

The Link NCA uses a mixed methods approach to identify the most relevant factors leading to under-nutrition in a local context for improving Nutrition Security programming


The WHO Child Growth Standards

WHO, 2006. WHO standards 2006.

LINK: http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en/

Emergency Nutrition Assessment: Guidelines for Field Workers

(ENGLISH & FRENCH) Save the Children, 2004

LINK: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/resources/online-library/emergency-nutrition-assessment-guidelines-field-workers

Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit – Somalia

Humanitarian Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

The Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit- Somalia (FSNAU) seeks to provide evidence-based analysis of Somali food, nutrition and livelihood security to enable both short-term emergency responses and long-term strategic planning to promote food and livelihood security for Somali people.

LINK: http://www.fsnau.org/

Indicators and Methods for Cross-Sectional Surveys of Vitamin and Mineral Status of Populations

(ENGLISH only) The Micronutrient Initiative & CDC, 2007

LINK: http://www.cdc.gov/immpact/tools/index.html

A Manual: Measuring and Interpreting Malnutrition and Mortality

(ENGLISH only) WFP & CDC Survey Manual, 2005

LINK: http://www.unhcr.org/45f6abc92.html

Prevention Web

Management of Humanitarian Information

PreventionWeb serves the information needs of the disaster risk reduction community, including the development of information exchange tools to facilitate collaboration. Information regarding the design and development of projects together with background documentation can be accessed here along with some services that have been put in place.

LINK: http://www.preventionweb.net


Management of Humanitarian Information

ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

LINK: http://www.reliefweb.int/


Management of Humanitarian Information

The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) is an international interagency forum.

LINK: http://www.alnap.org/

Emergency Nutrition Network

Management of Humanitarian Information

The ENN was set up in 1996 by an international group of humanitarian agencies to accelerate learning and strengthen institutional memory in the emergency food and nutrition sector. The ENNs flagship publication, Field Exchange(http://www.ennonline.net/fex/), was developed as the main means of achieving this.

LINK: http://www.ennonline.net/

Humanitarian Practice Network

Management of Humanitarian Information

HPN is an independent forum for humanitarians to share and disseminate information, analysis and experience.

LINK: http://www.odihpn.org/

Evidence for Development


EvD works to alleviate poverty by tackling long-standing shortcomings in the design of international development policy. EvD has developed economic models and analytic tools that provide new insights into intricate and often fragile local economies. These can be used to detail, with precision, the risks behind each investment decision and development policy or programme and to measure the results of development efforts. The tools have been designed to achieve better returns on investments to reduce poverty; to predict and thereby to prevent economic disasters including famine; and to promote accountability by providing a more rigorous basis for evaluation.

LINK: http://www.evidencefordevelopment.com/

Physical Status: The Use and Interpretation of Anthropometry

WHO, 1995. Physical Status: the use and interpretation of anthropometry: report of a WHO expert committee.

LINK: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/WHO_TRS_854.pdf