This resource explains why it is important to use Sphere standards throughout the humanitarian programme cycle, and how to do so. The document starts with a section on how to use humanitarian standards in your context. This is followed by standalone but complementary chapters for Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning.
The Humanitarian inclusion standards for older people and people with disabilities help humanitarian organisations ensure nobody is marginalised or left behind during emergency responses. This is a translation of the original English handbook into Tetum language.
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, one of Sphere’s partner standard initiatives, released the second edition of the Child Protection Minimum Standard (CPMS) in October 2019. The CPMS handbook guides humanitarian professionals in preventing harm and supporting the recovery of children caught up in crises.
The objective of the Minimum Standard for Market Analysis (MISMA) is to guide the work of humanitarian practitioners across sectors and to ensure that, irrespective of the tool used, the key standard of market analysis is being met.
The Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS) are the internationally recognised consensus on best practices for building economic resilience for crisis-affected communities. SEEP developed and refined MERS over a ten-year process with input from hundreds of organisations and practitioners.
LEGS is underpinned by a livelihoods approach and is based on three livelihoods objectives: providing immediate benefits to crisis-affected communities; protecting the livestock-related assets of crisis-affected communities; assisting the re-building of key assets among crisis-affected communities.