The Regional Coordination team, in consultation with key stakeholder across the region, has developed the Planning Instructions for the RMRP 2022. The document and its annexes (incl. the timeline) cover a broad range of thematic issues, and is intended to provide practical guidance on the various stages of the RMRP’s planning process.

While we recognize that not all aspects of the Instructions are necessary of relevance to every audience, in the spirit of inclusiveness and transparency, the document provides detailed technical guidance to (i) National/Sub-regional Platforms, (ii) regional and national Sectors, (iii) technical experts (including Information Management and Reporting teams) as well as (iv) Appealing Organizations whose activities will be included in the 2022 RMRP.

RMRP 2022 Indicator Registry and Guidance

Submission tool (Kobo)

RMRP 2022 Activity Submission Template

Submission Template Video Tutorial

activity submission focal point contact details per platform

Should submitting organizations encounter any difficulties or have any questions/doubts about the submission process within your country, please contact the platform specific focal points in the list below:

Jonathan Saavedra Anabel Estrella Mattia Zanazzi
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Laura Bermúdez Daniel Pazmiño Julio Gutierrez
[email protected] [email protected] [email protected]



Assessing the needs of refugees and migrants and the other population groups of interest is a key requirement for each national/sub-regional chapter of the RMRP. For the purposes of the RMRP 2022, this document gives guidance and provides specific resources on how to define information needs and collect the required information, to later analyze the resulting information during joint analysis sessions with RMRP partners.

• GIFMM Plantilla - Mapeo de informacion y brechas
• Manual para la implementación de evaluaciones de necesidades conjuntas
• How to promote gender equality through impartial and Joint Needs Assessments
• Guía sobre género en evaluaciones rápidas de necesidades
• Diez puntos clave de género en evaluaciones de necesidades remotas



Secondary data is defined as information that has been collected, sometimes analyzed, and disseminated by different actors. This information could originate from humanitarian and development partners, governments, academia, media outlets and the private sector. Reviewing this information is an essential component of all data collection exercises as it avoids duplication of efforts, saves time and resources, and improves impartial and harmonized data. It can provide information that cannot be collected firsthand and facilitates a much broader understanding than that which primary data collection may be able to provide.

Sources can vary and can include situation reports, needs assessment reports, media and official statements. Among others, one of the primary outputs of the secondary data review can be an estimate of the number of people in need per sector, in a given geographic location.

• Manual para la implementación de evaluaciones de necesidades conjunta
• GTRM Perú - Revisión del RMRP 2020
• How to promote gender equality through impartial and Joint Needs Assessments
• Guía sobre género en evaluaciones rápidas de necesidades
• Excel Template for Secondary Data Review Mapping
• Secondary Data Review Guidance



Where the secondary data review identifies large information gaps in specific thematic or geographic areas or for specific sub-demographics of the population of refugees and migrants (such as women, children, etc) a joint primary data collection is required to fill priority information gaps and to capture the perspectives on the priorities as expressed by the different population groups.

Primary data collection should only be undertaken if enough resources, including time and expertise, are available to create reliable and useful estimates of the population of interest. In primary data collection, consider assigning a specific role to a member of the assessment team to ensure that the cross-cutting themes – gender, PSEA, AAP, centrality of protection and environment – are addressed in assessment tools, consultations, and data collection.

• Manual para la implementación de evaluaciones de necesidades conjuntas
• The Good Enough Guide for Needs Assessments
• SOPs for Data Collection during COVID-19
• GTRM Ecuador: Informe de Resultados de la Evaluación Rápida Conjunta de Necesidades de refugiados, migrantes y comunidades de acogidan ante la situación del COVID-19 - Mayo 2020
• GIFMM Colombia: Joint Rapid Needs Assessment - COVID-19 | May 2020
• Gender in Emergencies Guidance Note: Using the Rapid Gender Analysis Assessment Tools



Joint Needs Assessments (JNA) are how organizations identify and measure the humanitarian needs of a disaster-affected community. Simply put, needs assessment are the best way to answer the question: "What assistance do disaster-affected communities need?". They use various methods to collect and analyse information. These enable the organization to make good decisions about how to allocate resources and gather more resources to meet the needs of the affected populations. In emergencies, joint needs assessments also make good decision-making possible. They do this by putting information together to build up a full picture of the needs of the disaster-affected community.

• Joint Needs Assessment and Gender Analysis
• Ejemplo de agenda para la sesión de análisis conjunta
• Guía sobre género en evaluaciones rápidas de necesidades
• Secondary Data Review Guidance
• Ejemplo de cuestionario de análisis de necesidades conjuntas


AAP and PSEA in the activities for the RMRP 2022

Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) are core pillars of the RMRP 2022. As shared responsibility of all R4V partners and personnel and as crucial elements to “good programming”, national/sub-regional operations should include AAP and PSEA as underpinning components of their strategy for the response.

To support partners in this effort, this document provides guidance and suggestions on how AAP and PSEA can be mainstreamed across the sectoral responses and organizational activities and ensure the delivery of safe, relevant, and timely assistance. The document also seeks to advise on how to make action collective to ensure partners contribute to building an accountable response through the implementation of the R4V response.






This year, the formulation of regional planning assumptions follows the following main steps:

1. National and Regional Platform stakeholders (incl. participating organizations, donors, refugee-/migrant-led organizations) completed a survey on national planning assumptions [June 2021]

2. General results and key regional planning assumptions and the methodology used were presented at the plenary meeting of the Regional Platform of 8 July. The results of the survey will be published on

3. Based on the regionally agreed planning assumptions, each National Platform’s Coordination team will develop more detailed national planning scenarios and population projections with R4V partners and host governments at the country level (see hereto also the “Populations Projections” section below).










Environmental Mainstreaming Guidance

Environmental factors can be causes or drivers of humanitarian needs for people on the move and host communities. The environment can be affected by the sector response to those needs. Those impacts can be mitigated, and the sector response can also be an entry point for low-cost and simple ways to improve environmental management. It is important to consider four ways in which environment relates to sectors:

• How do environmental situations affect humanitarian needs related to a sector and vulnerability to a sector’s risks?

• How can activities of a sector generate environmental impacts if not carefully designed?

• May environment and environmental management offer opportunities for actors to achieve their goals?

• How can the sector generate environmental benefits and enhancements through activities that would generally been developed anyway, and how can these benefits contribute to sustainable development?

  Sector specific guidance:   Environmental screening/assessment tools for project/program planning
• Shelter (including NFI) • Nexus Environmental Assessment Tool NEAT+
• Humanitarian Transport • CEDRIG: Climate, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Integration Guidance
• Food Security and Livelihoods  
• Nutrition  
• WASH Additional guidance and resources on mainstreaming environment:
• Health • The Sphere Handbook
• Education • The Environmental Emergencies Centre (EEC)
• Protection • EHA Connect Clusters
• Integration  
• Cash & Environment Checklist  

Using the Gender with Age Marker - GAM

In addition to responding to the principles established in several international frameworks such as the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants (2016) or the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (2018), the GAM is a standardized tool to design and implement better projects and to develop capacities for gender mainstreaming, including age and disability. It is also the only quantitative source of global data that allows the RMRP to have an overall report on its progress in this regard. The GAM encourages planning, implementing, and monitoring plans and projects to reflect on the specific needs of the population based on gender, age and/or disability, and to identify whether the proposed assistance is relevant, responsive, and adapted to the needs and priorities of all population groups.


Webinar Video ( ENGESP - POR )