Introduction to GBA Plus

Applying GBA Plus by function

In this section, you will examine the different ways of applying GBA Plus to this issue, based on your area of work (function).

For research

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Some considerations:

  • Vulnerability may vary greatly based on a number of factors: living conditions, location, age, sex, ability, health, and so on.
  • Different people and groups have unique capacities during and after emergencies, all of which should be sought out and identified.


  • Gather data in such a way that it can be disaggregated to examine diverse population groups. Avoid making assumptions of similarity and consider how factors intersect with emergency management issues.
  • Engage with key stakeholders (academics, non-governmental organizations, experts, at-risk groups) to assess needs, vulnerabilities and capacities in preparedness, response and recovery.