Capacity + Coping Mechanisms + Motivation + Process Analysis*

What do you need to understand when analyzing Capacity + Coping Mechanisms + Motivation + Process (an individual/population goes through as they move in and out of an ability to cope):
1. What resources, capacity, and strengths exist to cope with and/or mitigate this threat?
2. What resources, capacity, and strengths exist to cope with and/or overcome the consequences of this threat?
          a. Individual and household levels, Family and community levels, Structural and Institutional levels
          b. Physical, psychosocial, moral dimensions
          c. Human, economic, social, religious, legal, material, etc
          d. Internal and external to the affected individual, including traditional or social norms
                    i. Status of the capacity: nascent, partly functioning, full functioning
                    ii. At what level or component of a local to global “protective system”
          e. Accessibility of these resources, capacity and strength for the affected individual
                    i. What is the strategic access and ability to the capacity, resources, and strengths?
3. What protective mechanisms exist within the community/family/individual?
4. Identify the duty-bearers, key stakeholders, civil society, INGOs who are responding and how they are linked to current community-based initiatives/protective measures. Are they linked, building them up, supporting, promoting, strengthening, or undermining?
5. What did the protective environment look like prior to the crisis/emergency? (Health services, psychosocial services, child and family welfare, legal/judiciary system, workforce, etc) What is functioning? What referral pathways exist? Are there potential warning signs or shocks that can prevent threats from materializing?
6. At each level (individual, family, community, structural, institutional, national) what are the relevant points of influence and leverage? Where are the linkages within the protective system (environment) where a change in one factor can influence a positive change in another?
7. How are development actors, initiatives, programs linked to emergency response actors, initiatives, programs? How is this being utilized or undermined? (linkage to civil society, understanding of cultural barriers, traditional protective mechanisms)
8. What commitments exist within civil society, actors, INGOs?
Protective policies, laws, procedures (signatories, resourced, implemented, enforced)
9. What are the leverage points of influence/intervention?
10. Do we understand the interconnectedness of the system, the resources, capacities, strengths to identify entry points and integration of services to support the resilience? What do synergies look like? (individual, community, institutions, civil society, INGOs, other stakeholders)
11. Where are the opportunities that can be tapped into? (Partnerships, entry points)
          a. Individuals
          b. Civil society
          c. Existing or non-existing services
          d. Community-Based Protection mechanisms
12. What is the process to navigate capacity? How do we support coping strategies, existing skills, community/individual assets?
*This is a preliminary list of questions that we have compiled that may help to support a more robust and comprehensive protection analysis.  The list continues to be assessed and expanded based on desk reviews and consultation with practitioners.