2.1 Simple protection analysis

Define the problem (protection threats)

  • What are the threats? (for example, violence, coercion, deprivation)
  • Who is at risk?
  • Locating responsibility


  • Who is responsible for the threats?
  • Who can take action to reduce the threats?
  • Who has the mandate to stop the threats?
  • Identifying barriers to protection


  • Do those responsible for taking action have the capacity?
  • Are those with responsibility willing to intervene?
  • How do those affected reduce their vulnerability to the threats identified?
  • Identifying outcomes


  • What can CARE do to reduce the level of threats faced by people?
  • What can CARE do to reduce the vulnerability of people to those threats?

Source: Adapted from Oxfam