DTM for Protection


Jan 03 2020 Print

DTM for Protection

Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and DTM worked jointly to identify information needed for analysis and response that DTM can collect through the methodologies that DTM field teams use. They also jointly developed short guidance and presentations that can help DTM and Partners in the field better work together to collect and use data for sectoral and inter-sectoral response.

Information commonly needed for Protection are included in the DTM Field Companion for Protection, formatted as a Data Analysis Plan: it includes suggested phrasing of questions and options for reply as well as descriptive analysis and possible use of data for each information need.

DTM Field Companion for Protection is available in EXCEL and in Pdf. In the pdf version, one information need is detailed in each page, while in the excel version, one information need is detailed in each row. The information is identical on both versions.

Check the recording of the 2023 HNPW session on WALKING BACKWARDS for an evidence-based response: Experiences from the field- featuring Global and National Protection Cluster, GBV, Child Protection and Mine Action Areas of Responsibility: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zss6_xIOGhw 

In addition to the DTM Field Companion, DTM and GPC have been closely collaborating at a global level and developed the "Frequently Asked Questions on DTM for the Global Protection Cluster, including the Child Protection, GBV, Mine Action, HLP AoRs and other members of the cluster".to support field colleagues on:

  • Explaining what DTM MSLA is and can and cannot do to support the work of protection colleagues
  • Identifying how DTM data can contribute to Child Protection programme planning/coordination/response (reflecting PIM -Protection Information Management- categories)
  • How to use DTM data for Protection analysis  


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