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This free course by InterAction and USAID/BHA provides an introduction to the Settlements Approach, a guidance for better integrating, localizing, and focusing humanitarian assistance. Learn the key principles of the approach and how to apply it in response planning as well as implementation and monitoring.

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Online Course • 2-hours and 20-minutes • English • Free

What You Will Learn

This 2-hour and 20-minute self-paced course provides an introduction to the Settlements Approach. The five modules describe how to better integrate, localize, and focus humanitarian assistance using the Settlements Approach.


  • Describe the key characteristics of the Settlements Approach, their principles, and the factors to consider for each characteristic

  • Explain how to apply the Settlements Approach in response planning

  • Explain how to apply the Settlements Approach to implementation and monitoring

This course is designed for staff from humanitarian and development organizations, representatives from local governments, donors, and community stakeholders.

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Learner Review

“DisasterReady es el mejor lugar donde un profesional humanitario puede aprender los estándares y las mejores prácticas para mejorar su desempeño.”

Mahad B. 

DisasterReady alumnos

Photo by: Ezra Millstein is licensed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license.

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