INFORM is a multi-stakeholder forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM includes organisations from across the multilateral system, including the humanitarian and development sector, donors, and technical partners. The Joint Research Center of European Commission is the scientific and technical lead for INFORM.
INFORM is developing a suite of quantitative, analytical products to support decision-making on humanitarian crises and disasters. These help make decisions at different stages of the disaster management cycle, specifically prevention, preparedness and response. INFORM develops methodologies and tools for use at the global level and also supports their application at subnational level.
10 March 2020
| Dataset date: March 23, 2015-March 23, 2015
The INFORM Greater Horn of Africa model is part of an initiative of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and OCHA to improve IGAD’s ability to analyse, visualise and disseminate information to support the prevention, preparedness and response to humanitarian crises in the region. The model will be updated regularly to support regional coordination and prioritise humanitarian, development, risk management and resilience investments.
13 September 2018
| Dataset date: September 15, 2015-September 15, 2015
INFORM Lebanon was developed by the Lebanon Joint Analysis Unit, which supports the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and is a collaboration of humanitarian, development and governmental partners that supports cross sectoral planning at the national level. INFORM Lebanon is being embedded in regional processes and coordination mechanisms to help all partners quantify and prioritise humanitarian and disaster risks in Lebanon in the context of the regional Syrian Crisis Response.
10 March 2020
| Dataset date: May 03, 2015-May 03, 2015
The development of the INFORM Colombia model was initiated by OCHA and UNICEF. It is a municipallevel risk index, which identifis threats, vulnerabilities and response capacities throughout the country. The results have been used in the Humanitarian Needs Overview 2016 and by UNICEF planners and donors. The model includes specific components to evaluate risk levels for children and adolescents. Partners are now investigating if the model can be extended to cover additional countries in the region.