11.2 Developing recommendations

The assessment team must make clear strategic recommendations to CARE’s decision-makers about the most appropriate response to the emergency. The recommendations must reflect: the priority humanitarian needs; gaps in existing response capacity on the ground; CARE’s expertise and capacity; and the operational feasibility of a response, including availability of resources. At a minimum, the assessment team must answer and provide recommendations to the critical questions in section 11.2.1.

  • Should CARE respond? Why/why not? What is CARE’s ‘value added’?
  • What should CARE’s response strategy be? What specific programme interventions should CARE pursue, and why?
  • What special considerations does CARE need to take into account in its programming strategy regarding cross-cutting issues?
  • What are the operational requirements for CARE to implement the recommended programme?