Assessment Registry or Survey of Surveys

Overview


The assessment registry, sometimes called the survey of surveys, provides a way for organizations to share existing assessments and plans for future assessments.  The registry allows for organizations to share assessment data as well as coordinate future assessments, and hopefully avoid assessing the same location multiple times.

Metadata on each survey/assessment normally includes:

  • Title

  • Geographical Location (Origin)

  • Managed by

  • Participating Organization(s)

  • Clusters/Sectors

  • Status

  • Assessment Date(s)

  • Methodology

  • Data

  • Contacts

The assessment report, questionnaires and, Ideally, the data associated with the assessment should be made publicly available on HRinfo's assessment registry.

Note: In exceptional cases, it may be necessary to establish a stand-alone assessment registry. It is possible to accomplish this at a basic level with a publicly shared cloud storage site with a metadata spreadsheet and copies of the assessments available for download. 

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Process


Cluster/sector IMOs should be able to upload their assessments to the registry.  Larger NGOs can also be given admin rights to upload. Otherwise, OCHA IMOs are responsible for filling in the registry metadata.

The following spreadsheet was developed to mirror the upload form on HR.info, and specifies which fields are mandatory. There is no bulk upload function on HR.info but this Excel can be used for compiling the assessment registry before uploading to HR.info. The IMO compiling the information will need to add controlled vocabulary for locations and may need to clean some of the data to match the HR.info taxonomy (eg. organizations and clusters).

Outputs/Resources


Assessment Registries on humanitarianresponse.info can be shown in List, Table or Map. It can be exported as a CSV file for offline use for different purposes; for example for a geographic, sector and thematic gap analysis. This type of analysis is also useful for the HNOs when providing information on current and planned assessments.