Stage 1. Assessing needs
What has to be done?
The needs assessment explores all the dimensions of the phenomenon in which intervention is proposed, in a particular area. This provides information on the scale of the problem and its causes and consequences, and an assessment of the problem by the population targeted by the proposed intervention, as well as an idea of the different people involved in the intervention.
Even if the proposed intervention is very clear, it is advisable to understand the objective conditions of the phenomenon to justify intervention in the area: the results of a needs assessment could cast doubt on the target population, the objectives or even the action plan.
When this stage ends, you will:
If this stage is not completed correctly, there is a risk of: