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Economic Strengthening for the Very Poor (ES4VP)

Situational Analysis

A situational analysis includes all of the activities used to understand economic, health, social, cultural, legal and other dynamics in a community. The relevant dimensions are often identified during preliminary contextual analysis and conversations with stakeholders. 

  • CARE’s Community Score Card brings together the demand side (“service user”) and the supply side (“service provider”) of a particular service or program to jointly analyze issues underlying service delivery problems and find a common and shared way of addressing those issues.
  • The HIV-AIDS Rapid Assessment Guide consists of five tools to assist in assessing HIV/AIDS within a program or project area to understand the contextual factors, such as the population and their health and social views, to be considered when conducting a needs assessment.
  • The Situation Analysis Essential Package helps program managers to better understand the cultural beliefs, concerns and needs or a community with regards to early childhood development, orphans and vulnerable children before they begin to implement their programs.