Yemen Urban Data

This project use the city profiling tool to understand the stress on urban environments in Yemen, in order to allow donors, governments and organizations to improve decision making. More specifically, the goals of the project are to.

Improved beneficiary identification and needs assessment
Much of the current information available is at a national scale or on a sectoral basis, which does not capture widely varying operational realities within and between cities. City Profiles are one of the few available tools for holistic urban analysis for affected cities and for multi-sector needs assessment.
Improved monitoring of conditions in cities
The conflict is having large scale impact on large, secondary and smaller cities. Establishing baselines and monitoring the impact and changes is critical to support emergency response and future recovery efforts.
Linking humanitarian and resilience interventions
While the conflict in Yemen has become increasingly protracted, it has become evident that both humanitarian and recovery programming is to include interventions that strengthen community resilience and contribute to peacebuilding at local level.

This is accomplished by

  • Key informant interviews and surveys to understand needs.

  • Satellite imagery-based analysis to understand national trends (e.g. economic recovery, agricultural sector recovery)

  • Compilation of data produced by sister agencies (e.g. WFP Food Price Monitoring, IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix)

  • Aggregating and standardazing data to enable cross-city comparisons.

  • The creation of composite indicators for among others urban recovery to understand drivers and barriers to recovery.

  • Displaying the data online in an understandable format.