Title: Usage of INFORM GRI in Humanitarian Aid and Development Assistance Initiatives
Authors: MESSINA LAURAPOLJANSEK KARMENVERNACCINI LUCA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC118379
ISBN: 978-92-76-12302-6 (online),978-92-76-12303-3 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29894 EN
OP KJ-NA-29894-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-29894-EN-C (print)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC118379
DOI: 10.2760/591043
10.2760/611321
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: After five years since the first official release of INFORM GRI in 2014, the INFORM GRI's Impact Survey aimed at assessing the current usage of INFORM GRI, the impact its usage has had in decision-making, the support and promotion it has received and the improvements and future endeavours that are considered necessary. The multiple choice survey has been left open for six weeks on the EUSurvey platform. It has been open to any users wishing to contribute to it. Nineteen contributions have been submitted, seventeen from the INFORM partners and two from other users. The results have essentially confirmed the expectations. Among the contributors to the survey, the regular users of INFORM GRI and the occasional users are almost even. However, regular users are using it very frequently, more than seasonally. This seems to indicate still a high usage of the tool, despite the number of occasional users. INFORM GRI is then used for several reasons, above all for country analyses but also for supporting decision-making for allocation of resources in humanitarian aid. It is used in combination with other quantitative and qualitative measures and often adapted to the users' specific needs. INFORM GRI has provided humanitarian and development practitioners with a shared tool based on an agreed methodology that has supported evidence based analyses and decisions as well as the adoption of a risk based approach. Nonetheless, there is still a lot to be done for making humanitarian and development assistance more effective and coordinated. INFORM GRI is generally promoted internally within the organisation but also externally with partner organisations to a more limited extent. Finally, the clear outcome is that the regional or subnational model is the most required, followed by a seasonally updated index and less by a hazard dependent index. The idea of a platform for sharing knowledge, data and best practices needs to be better clarified instead. It has received positive feedback, although there is some uncertainty and reluctance with respect to the collaboration and sharing of the contents of it.
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