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IPC Chronic Scale: Lessons Learned During the 1st Round of Piloting

1st Round of IPC Chronic Pilots - Practical tips and key steps
Lessons Learning Papers

This report aims at giving an overview of the feedback received and lessons learned during the Chronic Scale piloting phase leading up to the first synthesis meeting of the Chronic Working Group in Washington from 11 to 14 March 2013.

The IPC chronic classification development process started with the preparation of the IPC Manual version 2.0. Since the main focus of IPC has been on classification of acute food insecurity, refining tools for the acute analysis was also the main priority in the new version of the Manual. Draft tools for analyzing chronic food insecurity were included in the Annex of the Manual, and IPC users and field practitioners around the world were encouraged to test the tools and share the feedback with the IPC Global Support Unit for further development of the tools.

Once the Manual was released in October 2012, the chronic development process was able to start in earnest. Plans for piloting the chronic classification tools in five countries were made, and a global Chronic Working Group was formed with members from IPC partner agencies, as well as from other agencies, such as the World Bank, IFPRI, FANTA and ICF.

Six pilots tooke place between October 2012 and February 2013: Zimbabwe, Malawi, Lesotho, Nepal, Honduras, and the Philippines (in chronological order). It has to be noted that there were also two earlier pilots: a national pilot in Uganda and analysis of one province of Zimbabwe in 2011. The lessons learned from these earlier pilots are, however, not included in this summary as they already informed the development of the chronic classification tools in the Manual annex.

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