Urban Competency Framework: User Guide

Global Alliance for Urban Crises, RedR UK
Publication language
Date published
01 Feb 2019
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
humanitarian action, System-wide performance, Urban

This guide is aimed at organisations that are involved in humanitarian action, in whatever way that may be, and provides advice and tools for those who wish to use the Urban Competency Framework. The guide is divided into three main sections: 1) Information about the Urban Competency Framework; 2) Guidance on how to use the framework; 3) A toolkit of resources to support organisations to use the framework.

The Urban Competency Framework was developed by RedR UK based on an initial research report and in close consultation with a panel of twelve expert advisors. A wider section of organisations and individuals were also consulted during later stages of the framework development (see Annex 1). The framework, research report and this guide were produced through funding provided to the International Rescue Committee from EU Humanitarian Aid (ECHO) and is part of a wider project for the Alliance entitled ‘Developing the skills to meet the needs of urban populations in crises through the alliance of urban responders’.