WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION
ECHO asks for the date of the last needs assessment to ensure that it is up to date and that the partner has a proper understanding of the situation.
There isn't a defined time limit to carry out the needs assessment, as this depends on the operational context.
In those countries where the situation is quite stable, the needs assessment may be reliable for a longer time than in those countries where the situation may change rapidly. In the latter case, the needs assessment may need to be updated frequently in order to ensure a response to the current needs of the affected population.