This section provides links to some overarching shelter and settlements technical references and guidance documents, please also feel free to contact the Humanitarian Response Department Shelter and Settlements team with questions or requests for support
A step-by-step guide to construction project management within the international relief sector/post-disaster situations. It gives best practice process to follow when engaging in a construction project either as part of emergency/transitional shelter, permanent housing or community infrastructure projects (roads, sewer, hospitals and schools)
A document for common standards for the responsible delivery of building construction in humanitarian settings as agreed by the Shelter Cluster
Refer to Sphere Standards (2018) for the internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards for the delivery of quality humanitarian response. Chapter 7 focuses on Shelter & Settlements.
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, (2011) referenced for best practice on participatory approaches and facilitation techniques.
Explanation and examples of CRS Shelter and Settlement work globally