Thematic Areas

PVA - Vulnerability Analysis

PVA 6 - Discuss what has been done so far (draft)

PVA 6 - Discuss what has been done so far (draft)

  1. Discuss and identify any actions that have been taken so far to address priority causes of vulnerability. What resources were used? What worked? What did not?
  2. Discuss whether there are any policies in place to reduce vulnerability. If so, are they being implemented? Do they work?
  3. Who has done what to date? Who has or had the power to address vulnerabilities? What support has the community received to date?
    • Tools: stakeholder analysis, chapatti diagrams, institutional profiles, network mapping, power analysis.



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Tools in this toolbox

Action plan matrix

To support participants to develop a community action plan.Steps Community members develop action plans based on the solutions id…

Balloons and stones

To help identify factors that might help or hinder you in your work or in your progress towards a goal. The stones represent thin…

Chapatti diagram

To explore relationships between things – particularly the relative importance, influence or power of people, organisations or gr…

Community power map

To map spaces of power in a clear, visual way and presenting local information, problems and opportunities. A community map can b…

Forcefield analysis

To identify helpers and spoilers – people, organisations or events that might help or hinder your work. For a similar tool, adapt…

Gatekeeper tool

To identify people who can help you access duty bearers relevant to your advocacy or campaigning work.The processDraw up a table …

Natural resources map

To identify the natural resources within a community and to discuss changes in the availability and quality of such resources. Na…


To track changes or document the history of a community or organisation.By capturing the chronology of events as perceived and …