Guidance and Resources

Humanitarian Programme Cycle Guidance

The Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC) is one of the eight protocols agreed under the Transformative Agenda. It is a coordinated series of actions undertaken to help prepare for, manage and deliver humanitarian response. It consists of five elements coordinated in a seamless manner, with one step logically building on the previous and leading to the next. Successful implementation of the humanitarian programme cycle is dependent on effective emergency preparedness, effective coordination with national/local authorities and humanitarian actors, and information management.

The HPC elements are as follows:

  1. needs assessment and analysis
  2. strategic response planning
  3. resource mobilization
  4. implementation and monitoring
  5. operational review and evaluation.

Humanitarianresponse.info has detailed documentation on humanitarian programme cycle, including guidance and templates. This section includes Food Security Cluster specific guidance for the HPC elements.