Improving Responses to Slow-onset Crises

The Enhanced Response Capacity (ERC) project came about from an observed failure in humanitarian responses to slow-onset crises coming from gaps in thinking, tools and methods, analytical and decision making processes and capacity in responding to slow-onset crises.

In response, since 2012 a consortia formed of Oxfam, Save the Children UK and Concern Worldwide, with funding from ECHO-ERC have been working to improve preparedness to slow onset crises.

As the overarching product of the ERC project, the consortium partners developed a Situation and Response Analysis Framework (SRAF) that enables practitioners to plan and respond early to slow-onset food crises. The SRAF is composed of three key elements: 

  • ERC Situation Response Frameworkbaseline analysis, which quantifies the status of livelihoods and markets to understand the impact of shocks; 
  • analysis and planning, which uses seasonal forecasts to develop actionable plans on the basis of detailed scenarios, appropriate interventions and strategic objectives; 
  • and context monitoring, which updates and refines scenarios and contingency plan actions before and after shocks to both inform current and future responses. 

The Framework uniquely integrates real scenarios and forecasts into contingency planning, allowing for a needs-based rationale that is relevant, timely and easily replicable.

News & Events

31 Dec 2014

Publication of the Situation and Response Analysis Framework v.5

To help humanitarian agencies improve their preparedness and response to slow-onset food crises, Save the Children, Oxfam GB and Concern Worldwide...

26 Nov 2014

Advanced Market Analysis Training

Oxfam GB, Save the Children UK and Concern Worldwide-led ECHO ERC project ‘Reinforcing Institutional Capacity For Timely Food Security...

26 Nov 2014

HEA Outcome Analysis Training

Save the Children UK, Oxfam GB and Concern Worldwide-led ECHO ERC project ‘Reinforcing Institutional Capacity For Timely Food Security...