The PARK online was created to complement existing guidance on profiling and assessment activities (such as the Guidance on Profiling IDPs produced by NRC-IDMC and OCHA, 2008). It does this by making methodologies, tools and other practical resources used in previous profiling and assessment exercises readily available to practitioners around the world.
A Resource Pool for All
By providing resources on all stages of the IDP profiling and joint assessment processes, PARK serves the interests of a range of actors, including: governmental bodies, national institutions, national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), humanitarian clusters and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) working to identify and support the needs of affected populations.
Initiated by the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) and managed jointly with the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), the PARK was born out of the units’ combined experiences assisting field operations. Their work highlighted the need for a collection of documents to assist organizations and individuals in successfully embarking on assessment and profiling activities.