Introduction to Coordinated Needs Assessment - The Good Enough Principle (Part 4)
In cooperation with Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action, University of Geneva, ACAPS has developed an online training course, which covers the basics of coordinated needs assessment in emergencies. The course is divided into six chapters.
It does provide an overview of important principles that should be applied. It can be used to train teams preparing for field assessments, as an introduction to more in-depth face-to-face training, or for researchers/students wanting an introduction to humanitarian needs assessment.
Part 4 introduces the Good Enough Principle and how being ‘good enough’ means choosing a simple solution rather than a complicated one. ‘Good enough’ does not mean second best. In an emergency response, a quick and simple approach to needs assessment may be the only practical possibility.
This e-learning course can be freely accessed on the ACAPS website: https://www.acaps.org/resources/elearning/4