Disaster management guidelines

Project cycle management

Effective project management is crucial in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The following resources may be useful for partners, especially those applying for humanitarian funding:

Quality Standards

Tearfund's Quality Standards bring together all the relevant external and internal accountability and quality standards, codes, guidelines and principles that Tearfund commits to follow in undertaking projects. See the Quality Standards section of TILZ for more detailed information.

Download the full Quality Standards Field Guide in English (PDF 3.9 MB), in French (PDF 19.6 MB) or individual chapters:

Introduction (PDF 328 KB)
Values (PDF 231 KB)
Impartiality and targeting (PDF 260 KB)
Accountability (PDF 314 KB)
Disaster risk (PDF 398 KB)
Technical quality (PDF 258 KB)
Children (PDF 351 KB)
Gender (PDF 438 KB)
HIV (PDF 464 KB)
Conflict (PDF 430 KB)
Environment (PDF 353 KB)
Sustainability (PDF 274 KB)
Advocacy (PDF 396 KB)

Good Practice Guides

Good Practice Guidelines are available for some of the Quality Standards, providing further details and case studies. These are intended to be simple and user-friendly guides that provide practical information for practitioners in the field.    

HIV sensitivity (PDF 895 KB)
Gender sensitivity (PDF 575 KB)
Beneficiary accountability (PDF 1.1 MB)
Disaster Risk Reduction (PDF 1.4 MB)
Conflict sensitivity (PDF 706 KB)
Environmental sensitivity (PDF 422 KB)

Checklists have been drawn up to outline the specific ways in which the Quality Standards should be considered within the stages of the project cycle:

A checklist for the Identification phase of the project cycle (PDF 78 KB)
A checklist for the Design phase of the project cycle (PDF 91 KB)
A checklist for the Implementation and Evaluation phases of the project cycle (PDF 79 KB)