Mental health

The Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale (HESPER): Manual with Scale

WHO and King's College London

Publication details

Number of pages: 94
Publication date: 2011
Languages: Arabic; English; French; Urdu.
ISBN: 978 92 4 154823 6



The Humanitarian Emergency Settings Perceived Needs Scale (HESPER) provides a quick and scientific method of assessing the perceived needs of people affected by large-scale humanitarian emergencies, such as war, conflict or major natural disaster.

This Manual is for project leaders or supervisors who wish to learn how to conduct a needs assessment using the HESPER Scale. The Manual contains all the information required to carry out a HESPER assessment, including a detailed explanation of how to use the HESPER Scale, how to train interviewers, how to organize, analyze and report on a HESPER survey, as well as the HESPER Scale itself.

The Manual is an invaluable tool for anyone concerned with planning and monitoring assistance to people in humanitarian settings.