Technical Guidance Sheet (TGS): Urban Food Security & Nutrition Assesment

The purpose of this Technical Guidance Sheet (TGS) is to identify and provide guidance foraddressing a number of substantive and methodological issues associated with conductingfood and nutrition security assessments in urban areas.
The rationale for doing so is that, inasmuch as existing guidance within WFP is intended to be applicable in both rural andurban contexts, it tends to exhibit a rural bias. Indeed, the same may be said of WFP staffexperience and expertise. Both are a reflection of the fact that - prior to recent global foodand fuel price increases - most WFP food and nutrition security assessments focusedprimarily on rural areas.