Humanitarian Health Action

Post Conflict Needs Assessments

15 January 2007

An increasingly important element of the international community’s engagement with a country emerging from conflict is a joint process to assess needs and identify priorities, used to anchor the mobilization of human and financial resources for recovery and reconstruction. Over the last decade, donors have attributed increasing importance to providing timely and substantive support to post-conflict recovery and peacebuilding, and in this context Post Conflict Needs Assessments have been used by national and international actors as an entry point for conceptualizing, negotiating and financing a shared strategy for recovery and development in fragile, post-conflict settings.

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