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INFORM Severity

The INFORM Severity Index is an improved way to objectively measure and compare the severity of humanitarian crises and disasters globally. It can help us develop a shared understanding of crisis severity and ensure all those affected get the help they need.

 

Beta testing the INFORM Severity Index

Starting from January 2019 the beta version of the INFORM Severity Index (named Global Crisis Severity Index, GCSI) was made publically available through monthly releases. The purpose of the beta testing phase was to gather feedback that could inform improvements to the data collection and methodology in advance of the final release. The testing tried to understand how the Severity Index captured the following features.