The 2022 Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA), conducted by the REACH Initiative in close collaboration with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and mandated by the Inter-cluster Coordination Group (ICCG), aims to understand the multi-sectoral and sector-specific needs, circumstances, and vulnerabilities of households across the entire territory of the Central African Republic. It also aims to understand specific needs and vulnerabilities of population groups, namely non-displaced households, returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in host communities, and IDPs living at sites.
The needs assessment covers protection, health, mental health, WASH, Shelter and NFI, Education, food security, livelihoods and disabilities, as well as the perception of and satisfaction with humanitarian aid (AAP).
The 2022 MSNA was conducted through a statistically representative household survey across 66 accessible sub-prefectures (admin2) out of the 72 sub-prefectures of the country. The inaccessible sub-prefectures were evaluated using a Key Informant survey. In consultation with key humanitarian partners and actors, a joint set of indicators, questions, and answer choices were developed for the assessment of needs in the context of the Central African Republic. All surveys were conducted through face-to-face interviews, using the tablet-based Kobo Collect Open Data Kit (ODK) app.
Household data collection took place from July 20 to September 18, 2022. A total of 12,347 households were assessed after data cleaning. Data is statistically representative at a 92% confidence level and a +/- 10% margin of error with a buffer of 10% for the entire population on the level of sub-prefectures (admin2) and higher levels, and for specific population groups on the level of prefectures (admin1) and higher levels.