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Disaster Management Capacity Assessment (DMCA) Tool

A tool for local organisations involved in disaster preparedness and response

2019 Available in French and English

Based on the results of the Start Network’s Shifting the Power project, Tearfund is now phasing in the disaster management capacity assessment (DMCA) tool across all disaster-vulnerable countries. 

The capacity self-assessment aims to help organisations to:

  • Identify competencies required to deliver a high quality and significant humanitarian response.
  • Understand their strengths and weaknesses in relation to the key components of humanitarian programme management,and ability to influence design and delivery of humanitarian response.
  • Foster ownership and commitment to improving humanitarian capacity.
  • Prioritise areas for capacity strengthening support.
  • Review the progress of humanitarian capacity strengthening initiatives.


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