The Rapid Assessment of Vulnerable Populations. A ‘Barefoot’ Manual (UCL)
The purpose of this manual is threefold: 1) to assist professional and community researchers in assessing human vulnerability; 2) to guide the most effective allocation of available resources in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations; and 3) to help identify local networks most capable of building social capacity in periods of instability and systemic change. To achieve these ends, The Rapid Assessment of Vulnerable Populations Manual combines innovative approaches to effective vulnerability assessment and best practice recommendations for positive behavior change into a simple field manual.
The goal of this manual is to guide organizations, activists, and volunteers in responding coherently and effectively to the rapid increase in vulnerability that occurs when stable
social networks are under threat. To achieve this goal, The Rapid Assessment of Vulnerable Populations builds on two basic ideas: first, that long-term change depends upon stable local networks that can maintain the equitable distribution of resources beyond any given intervention; and second, that vulnerability assessment, social capacity building, and behavior change must be addressed together if the benefits of any intervention are to be sustained.
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