erm, yea my only experience of working with assessments in the field has been on helping partners to design a very simple community/household food security self-assessment checklist which is very different to the ACAPS material.

otherwise the only comment I can make is from a cluster perspective – where the field assessments take far too long to get back to the decision makers. one of the things others are looking at developing is assessment tools linked to a phone software/app (kobotoolbox) which allows the data to be collected in the field and then transmitted back to a central point for analysis – this avoids the endless reams of paper based data which needs to be brought back from the field and then translated onto spreadsheets etc for easy analysis and evidence based decision making.

That’s probably about all I have to contribute, sorry team!