Geographical Information Systems

Early Warning System for Iraq

Development of Early Warning System

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children and has been working in Iraq since 1991, providing lifesaving emergency response and development programs. SCI is presently monitoring early warning indicators in its current areas of operation but establishing an online early warning system based on GIS allowed SC to track and monitor developments and humanitarian situation in hard to reach areas, so it can prepare and respond effectively. Two staff of UDA provided expertise to develop a web-based Early Warning System for Save the Children Iraq Office.

Georgia: Household Surveys on Forest Use, Poverty and Vulnerability to Natural Hazards

Georgia: Household Surveys on Forest Use

The objective of the study is to assist the forest policy on forest dependence, poverty and natural hazards in Georgia. It is also aimed to enhance the understanding of the linkages between poverty and forest dependency globally. The outcomes of the study will help to support the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource Protection (MENRP), and National Forest Agency (NFA) in particular, in the on-going sector reforms. The data is obtained through household visits and by survey method.


Socio-Economic Analysis of the Forest Villages

The objective of this study is to gather information on the forest villagers of Turkey, their dependence on the forest, and poverty and migration among them, and so to inform the development of forestry policies. 2037 households have been surveyed that take place in 202 villages in all over Turkey. Moreover, a survey asking general information on the village was implemented in each village. The households in each village were chosen randomly. UDA carried out regular on-the-spot checks during the survey application.

Economic Impact of Refugees on Host Communities: Social Networks, Economic Vulnerability, and Resilience among Urban Refugees in Kenya, Turkey & Pakistan

Economic Impact of Refugees on Host Communities

This project explores the varied roles of the social capital and social networks in urban refugees’ quest for self-reliance. The findings will allow humanitarian agencies to target direct humanitarian assistance at those less likely to succeed, and to support broader initiatives to encourage self-reliance. UDA undertook baseline data collection by in-person survey method and focus-group discussions. More than 1000 households were surveyed.