Information & Knowledge Management

Successful humanitarian operations are dependent on the implementation of a strong information and knowledge management system. A strong IM/KM system enables effective coordination and decision making. It facilitates the implementation of good practices and the cessation of adverse practices.

IM/KM tools and approaches need to be appropriate for the operational environment in which a cluster is operating in order for its IM/KM system to be strong and effective. The exact design and scope of a cluster`s IM/KM tools will differ according to the capacity and resources of the cluster and cluster partners as well as on the existing IM capacity and systems available in-country. Generally, governments already have IM capacity and systems in place which must be recognized and adopted. It is essential for a cluster to continually adapt their tools and approaches to ensure their IM/KM system remains strong and effective at each stage of the response.

The guidance, tools, and resources available on this page are designed to support the development and implementation of effective IM tools and systems by either Information Management Officers and or Cluster Coordinators.

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January 30, 2014
This report summarizes initial thoughts and findings related to the Education Cluster’s response to the Haiti earthquake on 12 January 2010. Given the scale of the disaster, and the size and complexity of the humanitarian response that followed, the Education Cluster has conducted a lessons learned exercise to reflect, capture and learn from the experience. …
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January 30, 2014
This report provided a comprehensive lessons learned exercise in Pakistan, covering the period from the start of the floods in July 2010 until March 2011. It outlines the main findings from this review and highlights a number of recommendations for the current response in Pakistan as well as for future emergency education responses.
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January 30, 2014
Save the Children commissioned this report in 2011. It is intended to provide a record of their experiences in co-leading the Education Cluster and a vision for improved co-leadership of the cluster in the years ahead. The report is not an evaluation, and therefore does not attempt to demonstrate the impact of the Education Cluster’s …
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January 30, 2014
This series of case studies examines eleven different national Education Clusters and their responses surrounding five thematic areas: 1) Using the INEE Minimum Standards, 2) Working with the national authorities, 3) Early Childhood Education, 4) Gender, and 5) Youth. Through the backdrop of concrete examples, this report offers analysis, lessons learned, and recommendations for successful …
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January 30, 2014
To support emergency response monitoring by cluster partners, the Education Cluster has developed Monitoring Guidance for country clusters using the INEE Minimum Standards as a guiding framework.  The framework has been piloted in South Sudan and Sri Lanka. This guidance is currently being finalized and will be shared soon.
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January 30, 2014
As part of the Transformative Agenda, the IASC and OCHA have developed a set of performance monitoring tools to enable cluster self-assessment, consultation, reporting and identification of areas for improvement. These tools try to measure if the clusters or working groups are efficient and effective coordination mechanisms, whether they meet the needs of the members …
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January 30, 2014
This training package supports the delivery of a four-day training in Needs Assessment covering both multi-sector assessments using the Multi- Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) methodology and education sector specific assessments. The package is designed for training cluster actors, including Cluster Coordinators and Information Managers, cluster partners and representatives of national authorities. The package utilizes …
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January 30, 2014
Indicators are necessary in order to enable a reliable and consistent reporting of quantifiable data that informs actions and measure output, outcome and impact along an operational management cycle. The Education Cluster Indicator List contains 32 indicators for use by country clusters and cluster members in their assessments, sector baselines, impact monitoring and/or evaluations. These …
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January 30, 2014
The Short Guide to Rapid Joint Education Needs Assessments is a standalone tool to complement the larger toolkit produced by the Global Education Cluster in 2010 called The Joint Education Needs Assessment Toolkit (above). The Short Guide is a reference tool to help you plan and conduct a rapid joint needs assessment as part of either a multi-cluster …
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January 30, 2014
These three documents summarize much of the guidance in the documents listed below in a brief and easy to follow format. The first document Assessments walks you through the different kinds of assessments. The second document Secondary Data Review – Tools and Resources, explains how to use secondary data and the key stakeholders involved and highlights …
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