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PCMA for Practitioners
To date, PCMA training workshops have only been conducted with teams who had gathered to carry out an actual PCMA assessment. Though there is no fixed curriculum for PCMA workshops, there is a great deal of overlap with the material covered during an EMMA training. Indeed, most training materials used to date have simply been adapted from existing EMMA materials. Because of their pre-crisis timing, PCMA workshops do cover a few topics that EMMA workshops don't, such as selecting a reference crisis, market monitoring and updating the analysis.
In this website, we include training materials compiled from the IRC's pilot PCMA exercises in 2015 and a comprehensive powerpoint on PCMA developed by Oxfam that is very similar to previous EMMA training powerpoints.
The IRC and CaLP recently collaborated to produce a 3.5-hour long e-learning course, Market Analysis for Practitioners, that may also be helpful to prepare people to join a PCMA assessment team. Although the e-learning course is based on a post-crisis assessment, most of the concepts and steps involved in the analysis are relevant to PCMA. To access the course, click here. (You will be prompted to create an account on Disaster Ready - registration is free.)
Or download the individual files:
Oxfam's power point used for a PCMA training and exercise in Bangladesh in late 2015.
This schedule comes from a PCMA workshop carried out in Kurdistan, Iraq in early 2016, prior to the start of field research. Because one of the primary objectives of this workshop was capacity building, the initial workshop lasted a full six days and included a few extra sessions on topics like Multi-Sector Market Analysis and alternative tools for emergency market assessments. In addition, ample in-classroom time was allotted for questionnaire development and refinement.
Powerpoints from the first day of an IRC-led training workshop in Somalia in December 2015. This workshop was unique in that it explored how to adapt the RAM tool for the pre-crisis context. Powerpoints are converted to pdfs in order to cut down on file size.
Powerpoints from days 2 and 5 of an IRC-led training workshop in Somalia in December 2015, and a detailed agenda for the workshop. This PCMA exercise was unique in that it explored how to adapt the RAM tool for the pre-crisis context. It also includes presentations on monitoring and updating the results. Powerpoints are converted to pdfs in order to cut down on file size.