Humanitarian Programme Cycle

Click on the interactive icon or button below to navigate through the different phases of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle to find associated guidance, tools, templates, resources, and vetted country examples for effective cluster coordination and information management.

The humanitarian programme cycle (HPC) is a coordinated series of actions undertaken to help prepare for, manage and deliver humanitarian response. It consists of five elements coordinated in a seamless manner, with one step logically building on the previous and leading to the next. Successful implementation of the humanitarian programme cycle is dependent on effective emergency preparedness, effective coordination with national/local authorities and humanitarian actors, and information management.

To learn more about the HPC elements please click on the topics in the charter, or read more at OCHA's dedicated webpage.

Country-level Cluster terms and definitions - document
Nutrition Cluster Coordinator roles and responsibilities - infographic
Nutrition Cluster IMO roles and responsibilities-infographic
Nutrition Cluster Partners roles and responsibilities - infographic

IASC Guidance Note: Advancing the HDPN Approach through IASC Global Clusters



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