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IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Roll-out in El Salvador

Jan 2016
Latin America & Caribbean El Salvador

In April 2015, the IPC TWG in El Salvador revised the chronic analysis that was carried out during the last trimester of 2014. This revision was possible thanks to the re-analysis of two key food security information databases namely: the 2010 CFSVA hosted by WFP, and the 2006 National Household Income and Expenditure Survey hosted by DIGESTYC. The re-analysis of the databases and subsequent revision of the initial IPC-Chronic analysis was ne of the recommendations made by the IPC GSU in its review of the first analysis. 

A second revision was further requested by El Salvador “National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONASAN)” to integrate into the analysis the recently released data from the 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS). The revision was implemented in June 2015 by the Inter-Agency Coordination Committee for IPC (CIAC). Following this, a “fast track quality review” of the analysis was conducted by the IPC GSU between July and August 2015 in order to provide recommendations to the IPC TWG and to comply with IPC protocols and quality standards. 

Finally, the analysis is currently being reviewed for endorsement and a dissemination guideline has been shared with the country to assist the National TWG identify the aspects of IPC-Chronic results that are most important, and to think about how the findings could be of benefit to El Salvador. 

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