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Guide to Gender-Aware Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

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This guide is designed to identify and assess the post-disaster needs of women, girls, boys and men across sectors. Produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), it builds on the efforts of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) as well as inputs from a range of other international organisations. This document provides guidance on the collection of post-disaster quantitative and qualitative sex- and age-disaggregated data; the enhancement of post-disaster recovery planning through inter-agency collaboration and shared response to identified gender-aware needs; and the identification of the following: the gendered dimensions of post-disaster context-specific needs and priorities, post-disaster resilience and vulnerabilities of individuals who experience multiple forms of marginalisation, as well as public and private multi-sector strategies, mechanisms and processes that serve to reinforce gender-aware, community-based, spontaneous recovery initiatives. The section on documenting data regarding the gender-sensitive post-disaster needs of women, girls, boys and men is divided into the following categories: demographic; employment and livelihoods (agricultural and non-agricultural); education; shelter, housing and land issues; as well as health, nutrition, water and sanitation hygiene. There are also suggestions for collecting qualitative gender-sensitive post-disaster data on governance and reintegration.

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