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Roll-Out of the IPC-Chronic Classification

Country demand for the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification is high, and already many countries have requested to undertake IPC Chronic Food Security Classification. The roll-out plan of the chronic food insecurity has been completed in 8 target countries between 2014-2015: Nepal, Bangladesh, Philippines, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, and El Salvador. From 2016 to 2018, the roll-out is planned to continue in an further 36 to 40 countries.

As part of the rollout, the IPC team will be working with the governments and development partners to more effectively link the results of the IPC chronic analysis – with a review of how they can be used to help inform medium and long term programming and policy to more effectively address chronic food insecurity.

In addition to the field application of the IPC-Chronic, an addendum on the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity - key parameters, tools and procedures – has been finalized and will be included in the IPC Technical Manual version 2.0. The final version of the addendum and training materials on the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification are expected to be released by 2016.

Key Steps for IPC-Chronic Implementation at Country Level

1. Introduction to IPC Chronic Food Security Analyses and Planning of Rollout Process

1. Introduction to IPC Chronic Food Security Analyses and Planning of Rollout Process

a. Objective: Ensure that the chronic analysis is well designed and planned in a phased manner that will ensure high quality of findings.

b. Specificities: Targets Country Technical Working Groups (TWG) plus others; Trainers -IPC Regional Coordinators with Regional IPC Analyst Consultant; Time - 1 day.

c. Outcomes: Country TWG, with support from GSU, design a phased and sustainable roll-out process with the different components and can plan dates and TWG/Country participation; including identification of the country person/team to work with the IPC Regional Analyst Consultant in the Data Preparation & Training.

2. Training 1: Data Requirements and ISS for IPC-Chronic

2. Training 1: Data Requirements and ISS for IPC-Chronic

a. Objectives: Ensure that the country personnel are able to identify and organize all relevant data for the analysis workshop event. Enable capacity within regions as to allow reliance on local/regional support thus ensuring long-term sustainability. to, but equally important that Country TWG has people trained to do this for future rounds.

b. Specificities: Targets Country TWG Core members; Trainer – IPC RC and IPC Regional Data Analyst (RA); Time 1 to 3 days.

c. Outcomes: Data needs identified and personal able to organized them into ISS ready for IPC Chronic Analysis Workshop.

3. Evidence Collection

3. Evidence Collection

a. Objectives: Ensure that the country personnel identifies, retrieve, pre-analyze and organize all relevant data for the analysis workshop event. Ensure that capacity is done within regions to ensure reliance on support within the region thus ensuring long-term sustainability.

b. Specificities: Targets Country TWG Core members; Supporter- IPC Regional Data Analyst.

c. Outcomes: Data pre-analyzed as needed, prepared and organized into ISS ready for IPC Chronic Analysis Workshop.

4. Training 2: IPC Chronic Phase Classification

4. Training 2: IPC Chronic Phase Classification

a. Objectives: Ensure that the country personnel fully understands the protocols used by IPC to classify severity, magnitude and causes of chronic food insecurity and that personnel is fully aware of best practices for food security analyses within the IPC Analytical framework. Ensure that capacity is achieved within regions to ensure reliance on support within the region thus ensuring long-term sustainability.

b. Specificities: Target – Country TWG and Team who will do the IPC Chronic Analysis; Trainer – IPC RC and IPC RA; Time – 3+2 days (two separate training modules, can be done back to back, or separated depending on country preference). It is highly advisable that this training happens back to back with the analysis, so as to ensure external support to the training and analysis workshop.

c. Outcomes: IPC Country TWG and other country members who will participate in the IPC Chronic Analysis Workshop are able to carry out advanced food security analyses using IPC Protocols for classifying chronic food insecurity.

5. IPC Chronic Analysis and Validation

5. IPC Chronic Analysis and Validation

a. Objectives: Analyze chronic food insecurity in the target countries through evidence based consensus building analyses following IPC protocols.
 

b. Specificities: Target – Country TWG and Team who will conduct the IPC Chronic Analysis; Trainer – IPC GSU technical Officer (in selected countries), RC, IPC RA, and RC from other region (in selected countries); Time - 4.5 days. 


c. Outcomes: High quality analyses of severity, magnitude and causes of chronic food insecurity. Cross-regional support and standardization achieved.

6. Production and Dissemination of Findings

6. Production and Dissemination of Findings

Objectives: Support the development of IPC products to ensure an active communication of findings of the IPC Chronic food insecurity analyses at National, Regional and Global Levels.

Specificities: Target – Country TWG; Supporter – IPC RC and GSU Communication Officer; Time – 3-6 months

Outcomes: High impact of communication products.

Food Security ClustersFEWS NETFAOThe Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CILSS)CARE InternationalACF
The World Food Programme (WFP)unicefSICASave the ChildrenOxfamThe Joint research Center (JRC) of the European CommissionIGAD