Needs Identification and Analysis Framework (NIAF)

The Child Protection NIAF is a conceptual framework that creates a common approach across Child Protection coordination and response actors on the continuous needs identification and data interpretation exercices. It makes use of the existing in country data sources such as the UNOCHA led Multi Sectoral Need Assessments, the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), the existing official administrative data, sector specific assessments/surveys, incidents reports etc.

For more information see the NIAF briefing note and the NIAF comic strips (see them also at the bottom of this page). 

Watch colleagues from Iraq, Somalia and South Sudan present case studies about how and why they conduct needs assessments and analysis. In English and in Arabic

Needs assessment oct2020 video


COVID-19 guidance: The Child Protection AoR produced specific guidance on behalf of the Global Protection Cluster. It is one of a series of supporting tools developed by the Global Protection Cluster and AoRs to help field colleagues analyse and prioritize during COVID-19 pandemic. 

For more information and questions regarding this initiative, please contact: Boris Aristin Gonzalez (

NIAF comic strip page 1NIAF comic strip page 2


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NIAF in comic strips PART 1 - Identify geographical areas and profiling population

NIAF in comic strips PART 2 - Underlying factors and groups at risk

NIAF in comic strips PART 3 - Response planning

NIAF in comic strips PART 4 - Monitoring change and adapting response 



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