UNHCR/WFP Joint Assessment Missions (JAM) Guidelines, 2008

Want to know the secret to making good JAM?  Well, you can ensure your Joint Assessment Mission runs smoothly by consulting these official guidelines early on.

The JAM guidelines include updates on food security and nutrition analysis, IDPs, urban refugee considerations, and the new UNHCR strategy on repatriation, reintegration, rehabilitation and construction.  JAMs have been conducted in collaboration with UNHCR since 1994 to understand the situation, profiles and needs of refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host populations, in particular with regards to food security and nutrition. Over the years, the methodology has been refined, especially with regard to both food and non-food aspects of an emergency situation, and opportunities to increase self-reliance.