This document provides practical information and essential steps for conducting an IPC pilot and is based on the IPC Pilot experience in Asia from 2012 to early 2013.
Analysts from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines successfully piloted IPC in their respective countries during 2012 with technical support from the IPC Asia Regional Support Unit (RSU) and funding from the European Commission Directorate- General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). This check-list type compilation of suggestions and tips collected from these experiences is intended to serve as a user-friendly tool in support of a further expansion of IPC in Asia and other parts of the world.
The information has been divided into the subsequent chapters, reflecting main steps in the process of implementing an IPC pilot. Challenges exist during each of these steps, but they can be overcome successfully as clearly demonstrated by the achievements under the IPC project in Asia.
Numerous committed analysts and participants from multiple Asian IPC pilot countries actively contributed to the development of this document. The provided tips and suggestions are by no means intended to replace any pre-existing guidance by the IPC Global or Regional Support Unit. They should rather be seen as a practical add-on to the IPC Technical Manual Version 2 and other IPC Regional and Global Support Unit publications.