Stage 2

 Reference Sheet W 

Prioritization and rating

Prioritization can be done in a number of ways, most of which include ranking.  (For more information on ranking, see the Method Reference Sheet (MRS) 2, of the VCA toolbox with reference sheets, (IFRC 2007, p. 138‑142.). 

  • Capacity/resource (vulnerability) component. Ask members of the community to list capacities and resources, then sort them by dividing them into categories (positive and negative, urgent and important, etc.) or adopting any system that is appropriate. It may be useful to pair rank statements (see more information on pair‑wise ranking in Guidelines for assessment in emergencies (IFRC 2008), chapter 7.1.5, p. 57.). Independent scoring that can be merged later or averaged can also be useful.