Capture Complexity

The CPA is a multifaceted method that captures the complexity of reality and provides the actors involved with simple outcomes that are needed to act over the specific context. Adapting to a context means to understand the underlying dynamics and thus preventing harm.

The CPA is a scientific approach, to understand the roots of needs and risks in complex contexts and it provides simple and relevant outcomes.


Identification of protection response plans
Voices from the field: general CPA

Understand the role of the communities and individuals in relation to problems/data

Analysis of the situation from different perspectives/perceptions

The CPA, by combining primary and secondary data from different sources and cross-checking them both quantitatively and qualitatively, provides balanced results.

Voices from the field: protection analysis

Integrated Protection: how to support coherence and complementarity of multiple actors

We investigate and analyse the different power dynamics, both regarding location (community/country/regional level) and stakeholders (targeted population groups (AGD)/duty bearers/other actors)

Voices from the field: CPA general

Dignity and Safety Framework:

System of classification of Protection Risk Analysis

There are several “layers” of complexity; the Protection Risk Equation is a way to illustrate complexity to design interventions.

CPA is adaptable – Context at the top


Choosing the appropriate CPA implementation mode

CPA measures change over time

The CPA’s strength lies on the possibility to be picked

up and continued by any actor in the same area, and

ultimately by local actors and communities

themselves. Providing measuring of changes over time

benefits each actor, and ultimately is coherent to a

right-based approach. WeWorld-GVC has designed a

specific capacity-building approach for that.

Continue the Journey
with the rest of CPA Pillars:





Please fill the following form to request access to documentation:

    Personal Information