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Guidelines for OCHA Field Information Management
Effective information management underpins the work of OCHA, particularly its coordination and advocacy functions. For example, strategic and operational decision making and prioritization require accurate and timely information; Information concerning the needs of affected populations and the capacities and locations of humanitarian actors is critical for coordination. Quantifiable information on the conditions and needs of affected populations – collected and updated on a regular basis and in a consistent format – is required for analysis. Humanitarian advocacy efforts must be based on objective, verifiable and reliable information.
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