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AGDM Participatory Assessment 2015

Status: Data collection finished 12 February 2015 - 22 March 2015
Funded
Methodology: Data collection started, widgets.needs_assessment.status.5
Methodology description: The Participatory Assessment exercise is an ongoing activity within UNHCR operations, and uses an active “research” methodology involving participation of all concerned stakeholders through structured dialogue, in order to gather information on: (i) the specific protection risks refugees face (including the underlying causes), (ii) refugee coping strategies and their capacities and resources, and (iii) proposed solutions recommended by refugees themselves. This tool has been found to be extremely beneficial in ensuring women, girls, boys and men, regardless of their backgrounds, are given the opportunity to identify their priorities, opinions and solutions while enhancing both the knowledge base and partnerships with persons of concern. The main tool of the Participatory Assessment is the Semi-Structured Interview, which is applied in focus group discussions on a few key topics with groups separated by age and gender, followed by more in depth key informant interviews with persons directly engaged in the situation, including community leaders and Government officials. This process results in detailed, qualitative information in relation to specific topics and allows for an initial analysis of the challenges faced by women, girls, boys and men in the community. It is also an opportunity to gather insights into cultural practices, traditional protection mechanisms, and other issues which may be affecting community members.
Sampling: Stratified
Sampling size:
Target population: Urban / Rural Population, Other Refugee Urban / Rural Population
Measurement: Community, Household, Individual

AGDM Participatory Assessment 2015

Status: Data collection finished 12 February 2015 - 22 March 2015
Funded
Methodology: Focus Group Discussion, Individual key informant interviews
Methodology description: The Participatory Assessment exercise is an ongoing activity within UNHCR operations, and uses an active “research” methodology involving participation of all concerned stakeholders through structured dialogue, in order to gather information on: (i) the specific protection risks refugees face (including the underlying causes), (ii) refugee coping strategies and their capacities and resources, and (iii) proposed solutions recommended by refugees themselves. This tool has been found to be extremely beneficial in ensuring women, girls, boys and men, regardless of their backgrounds, are given the opportunity to identify their priorities, opinions and solutions while enhancing both the knowledge base and partnerships with persons of concern. The main tool of the Participatory Assessment is the Semi-Structured Interview, which is applied in focus group discussions on a few key topics with groups separated by age and gender, followed by more in depth key informant interviews with persons directly engaged in the situation, including community leaders and Government officials. This process results in detailed, qualitative information in relation to specific topics and allows for an initial analysis of the challenges faced by women, girls, boys and men in the community. It is also an opportunity to gather insights into cultural practices, traditional protection mechanisms, and other issues which may be affecting community members.
Sampling: Stratified
Sampling size:
Target population: Urban / Rural Population, Other Refugee Urban / Rural Population
Measurement: Community, Household, Individual
The 2015 PA exercise aims at identifying unmet protection needs of the most vulnerable segments of the refugee population in Jordan (Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese) a. To identify gaps in knowledge on the protection risks facing the most vulnerable segments of the refugee population in Jordan through a review of existing needs assessments; b. To obtain an overview of the perceptions of refugees on (a) the current protection space in Jordan; (b) Community Based Protection Networks; and (c) current coping strategies in line with the recent UNHCR/IRD Home Visit Report; c. To provide information necessary for UNHCR and partners to develop a framework for immediate and longer term interventions.

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Sectors

  •  Protection

Locations

  • Jordan
  • Irbid Governorate
  • Amman Governorate
  • Mafraq Governorate
  • Syrian Arab Republic