Protocol 1.1: Compose the analysis team with relevant sectors and organizations

The analysis team should include representatives from different institutions/organizations and sectors so as to create the inclusive environment needed for unbiased consensus-building analysis (Box 42).

When planning the analysis and forming the analysis team, the following should be considered:

  • There is need to raise awareness on and interest in IPC Chronic Food Insecurity classification among country-level stakeholders prior to initiating the analysis process.
  • There is need to inform partners at the country level in advance of forthcoming analysis activities.
  • The analysis team should include members of the national IPC Technical Working Group, which has the overall task of coordinating and implementing IPC in-country and other experts whose knowledge or skills are relevant for the specific analysis, including knowledge of local conditions and context.
  • The Technical Working Group should ensure that most analysis team members have adequate IPC Chronic Food Insecurity training and have passed the IPC test prior to the analysis.

The IPC Analysis Team Composition Matrix needs to be completed for each analysis. If correctly used, it allows to clearly visualize the diversity achieved (Table 22). The Matrix should identify:

  • the Technical Working Group chairperson and hosting organization;
  • analysis facilitators;
  • all analysis participants, including their name, title, organization, area(s) of expertise and IPC training/certification status. Analysts can have advanced knowledge of different sectors, and thus the same person may appear more than once in the matrix.