This 3.5 hour online course is designed to provide future humanitarian market assessment team members with a solid understanding of the theory and steps of market assessments so that they can join assessment teams prepared with a basic understanding of what they will be doing and why. Learners will be guided through the common steps within market assessments, using a fictional emergency scenario as a basis. This course is relevant to most types of emergency market assessment, including EMMA, RAM, MAG, the 48-Hour Tool, the WFP VAM and PCMA.  

It is comprised of five units:
•     Unit 1: Which market analysis tool do I use?
•     Unit 2: Preparing to do a market analysis·
•     Unit 3: Mapping the market system·
•     Unit 4: Analysing the market information
•     Unit 5: Response options analysis 

Learners will develop a good conceptual understanding of the steps involved in market assessments and basic skills in how to apply this understanding in real-life settings. 

"A Practical Guide to Market Analysis" is aimed for humanitarian workers with an understanding of market assessments. After completing the course participants will have gained a solid understanding of the theory and steps of market assessments.

This scenario-based course from IRC and CaLP will teach you the theory and practice of conducting a market assessment for food security, livelihoods, WASH, shelter, and other humanitarian programming. Topics include which market analysis tool(s) to use, preparing for a market analysis, mapping the market system, analyzing the market information and developing response options.

Data protection:
This course was created by CaLP and IRC, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that CaLP will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. If you have any questions about this, please email