Conducting a Needs and Landscape Analysis

Before designing a program, you must first understand the framework and parameters that your program will operate in. Conducting a needs and landscape assessment will help you (i) identify the needs of the target population, (ii) analyze the existing legal and political framework, and (iii) adequately evaluate the interests and impact of all relevant stakeholders.

Such an analysis is crucial when designing your refugee rights program. For example, the structure and effectiveness of a program that provides legal advice on obtaining a work permit depends on a thorough understanding of the existing legal framework and the relevant stakeholders. This section will cover the following analysis tools:

 Legal Framework Analysis
 Market Analysis
 Stakeholder Analysis
 Needs Assessment