The Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale (HESPER):


The HESPER Scale was developed to fill the gap between the population-based objective indicators (for example malnutrition or mortality indicators), and the qualitative data based on convenience samples (for example through focus groups or key informant interviews). It aims to provide a method for assessing perceived needs in representative samples of populations affected by large-scale humanitarian emergencies in a valid and reliable manner. This manual includes the HESPER Scale, as well as a detailed explanation of how to use the HESPER Scale, how to train interviewers, and how to organise, analyze and report on a HESPER survey.

Key wordscommunity crisis / disaster / mental health / psychosocial intervention

CategoryManuals and guidelines