Introduction to GBA+

Applying GBA+ by function

In this section, you will examine the different ways of applying GBA+ 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 identity 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.