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Emergency Response Programming – New Market-Analysis Skills Training Available [Eng/Fr/Arabic]

Market analysis is a core part of the suite of assessments that should help to inform all emergency response programming – these new courses will ensure you’re fully equipped with the knowledge you need to consider and work through local markets whenever possible.

25 July 2017 — By Emily Sloane, Steph Roberson

The IRC and the CALP Network have combined their expertise to provide you with everything you need to know to get started with emergency market analysis.

These two self-paced, online courses – Introduction to Market Analysis and A Practical Guide to Market Analysis – will be especially useful if you have not yet had the chance to participate in a face-to-face markets training or assessment course.

Course 1: Introduction to Market Analysis

This 30 minute course provides a basic introduction to the analysis of markets in emergency contexts, with input from some of the world’s leading thinkers on the topic. Learn about the potential for market analysis across all sectors to transform the way humanitarian programs are designed as well as the harm that can be caused by failing to consider markets when designing a programme.

Course 2: A practical guide to market analysis

This 3.5 hour, highly interactive course is designed to provide future humanitarian market assessment team members with a solid understanding of theory and steps of market assessments so that you can join assessment teams, prepared with a basic understanding of what you will be doing and why. During the course, you will be guided through the common steps within market assessments, using a fictional emergency scenario as a basis. This course is relevant to most approaches to emergency market assessment, including EMMA, RAM, MAG, the 48-Hour Tool, the WFP VAM and PCMA.

The courses are available in English, French and Arabic.

Access the courses on either the Cash Learning Hub or the Disaster Ready platform, (according to your preference).  [Create a free account on either platform, and search for the course titles to begin.]

To access further courses and resources to advance your skills in markets-based analysis, visit the Cash Learning Hub Markets Playlist.

The Markets Playlist is a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date resources related to markets in emergency contexts, including e-learning courses, face-to-face training opportunities, video resources, and useful links and tools. Access the Playlist, here.

For more information, contact:

  • Emily Sloane –
  • Steph Roberson –

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