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IPC Tools and Procedures for Classification of Chronic Food Insecurity

Addendum to the IPC Technical Manual Version 2.0
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The IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification follows the IPC core principles - technical consensus building, convergence of evidence, accountability, transparency and comparability - and is conducted according to the four IPC functions, namely Consensus Building, Classifying Severity, for Action, and Quality Assurance as defined in the IPC Technical Manual Version 2.0. 


This Addendum provides additions to the IPC Technical Manual Version 2.0 that are specific for the IPC classification of chronic food insecurity. It does not imply a revision of any sections of the the IPC Technical Manual Version 2.0 which remains the main technical reference for the IPC classification of food insecuirty. 


Specifically, the Addendum includes: 


- A revised definition of Chronic Food Insecurity for IPC and clarification on the definition of Acute Food Insecurity, to replace the one included on page 17 of the IPC Technical Manual Version 2.0;

- New sections:

  • Section 5B: Classifying Severity and Identifying Drivers of Chronic Food Insecurity;
  • Section 6B: Communicating for Action on Chronic Food Insecurity;

- New annexes, including:

  • Annex 1: IPC Chronic Working Group Members
  • Annex 3: Indicators and Methods Used in the IPC Chronic Reference Table.
  • Annex 4: The 7 Step Analysis Approach Explained
  • Annex 5: Data Mapping Matrix
  • Annex 6:Guidance for disaggregation of evidence at lower administrative level for IPC-Chronic Classification

The Addendum results from the joint efforts of the IPC Global Partemship and it has been developed by the IPC Chronic Working Group, which was coordinated by the IPC Global Support Unit (GSU), and under strategic leadership from IPC Global Partners.

IPC Chronic Working Group coordinated by the IPC Global Support Unit (GSU)
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