Protocol 3.3: Strategically share communication products in a timely manner

IPC communication products, including the analysis report and maps, should be shared with relevant stakeholders as soon as they are finalized, preferably within 15 days of analysis completion. Given the humanitarian imperative, the Technical Working Group should aim to, upon consensus, release analysis results that include final classifications, population estimates and key messages, in the shortest time possible.

Should the Technical Working Group require more time to organize the release of the analysis, preliminary results should be shared with national stakeholders and published on the IPC website, preferably within 21 days after completion of the analysis process, using the following disclaimer “Preliminary findings pending official release at country level”. Once an official release has taken place, the disclaimer will be removed.

Three key activities should be implemented to accomplish the protocol and are defined in Box 38.