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What is it?

A community engagement and empowerment instrument to:


Design and monitor Integrated Protection Strategies


Provide operational tools to facilitate coherence, collaboration and complementarity between different foreign and national aid instruments


To find sustainable solutions to a given population’s needs and problems


Increase the capacities of communities and individuals to make informed decisions about their safety, to organize their resources and efforts to reduce exposure to harm, and to develop local strategies to increase protection from hindered access to safe and dignified living.

Support the coordinated mobilization of multi-stakeholder and multi-sector efforts to prevent and respond to the most serious protection threats, to reduce risk of harm and rights violations, and to enable opportunities to ensure safety and dignity of people.

Where has it already been

10 Ongoing Projects
12 Finalized Projects

How is it

The CPA has 3 main technical components allowing implementing actors to acquire, combine and analyse quantitative and qualitative data, in order to define and tailor humanitarian and development interventions.

Who can roll out
the CPA and how?

Potentially, every organization can roll-out the CPA.

The CPA is modular and adaptable to existing mechanisms in the context. It is built on the three components above described, which can be used individually or together.

The CPA has been structured into Implementation Modes that each organization can look at to choose the best approach in the context, according to objectives and resources available. New Modes can be identified together with implementing organizations. Currently the following Four Modes of Implementation are tested and available.

Why the CPA?

The CPA is a unique methodology that provides a participatory multi-level and mixed method research design, which builds from a protection theory framework, and a people-centered system of analysis, integrated programming and monitoring of the causal factors of a population’s needs and problems.

You can deliver the same projects as you do now, but with added value in terms of evidences and analysis

Concretely, the CPA provides you with:

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