12.2 Final assessment report

The assessment team should prepare and finalise a formal assessment report detailing the findings and recommendations.

The assessment report should be approved by the Country Director (or Humanitarian and Operations Director in non-presence countries) then shared with the Emergency Information List (refer to Chapter 42 Information management) and other key stakeholders such as peer NGOs, donors and other partners.

In sensitive situations, it may be necessary to prepare two versions of the assessment report: the complete assessment report for internal use only; and a second report to share with external stakeholders. The external version would usually exclude sections relating to the set-up of operations or other internal considerations. The reports must be approved for public use by the Country Director (or HOD in non-presence countries) before sharing with others.

Annex 4.17 Assessment report format

Annex 4.18 Sample assessment report