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IASC PSEA Mapping Exercise

Global Dashboard

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) mapping exercise tracks collective progress on accelerating protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) among all countries with a humanitarian response plan or equivalent. It is based on IASC commitments and priority areas and is conducted annually by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on behalf of the IASC. Since 2019, more than 40 countries have participated in annual surveys that collect data for the IASC PSEA Dashboard. From 2022, the mapping exercise is based on the revised IASC PSEA Core Indicators, a selection of the most relevant measures that are to be tracked over time. 

The main objective of the mapping exercise is to report against PSEA Core Indicators as defined in the United Nations Country Team (UNCT)/ Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) Action Plan Template. 

All countries with humanitarian response operations are requested to participate in the 2022 PSEA mapping exercise. Humanitarian Coordinators should oversee the exercise with technical leadership from the PSEA Coordinator or designated focal point. The exercise should be conducted in consultation and agreement with PSEA Network/PSEA Task Force members. Where there is no inter-agency structure available, HCT/UNCT focal points should complete the exercise. 

Submission of responses  

For the 2022 mapping exercise, responses are to be collected from 1 January to 31 December 2022. UNICEF will compile responses from countries and process the data at the global level and analytics on the IASC PSEA Dashboard will be updated with the 2022 data. 

Respondents need to input their responses in the 2022 Mapping Response Collection Tool. The tool is an Excel file that facilitates the collection and aggregation of quantitative and qualitative data. Following the email request to Humanitarian Coordinators for submission of responses to the IASC PSEA 2022 Mapping exercise on the 7th of December 2022, the Mapping Response Collection Tool should be submitted by 31 January 2023 to: 
IMPORTANT! Deadline extended to Wednesday 15 February 2023.
- Carmen Rodriguez:  
- cc.  

For questions or assistance, please also contact: Yihong Zhang : or Ivana Chapcakova 

Training on the IASC PSEA Core Indicators and 2022 Global Mapping 

The Global Training on the IASC PSEA Core Indicators and 2022 Mapping Exercise took place through a series of four webinars facilitated by UNICEF on behalf of the IASC from the 16th to the 21st December. 

The webinars were facilitated in three languages: English, French and Spanish. (Recordings and slide decks)

Supporting Documents


Sexual exploitation and abuse represents a catastrophic failure of protection. It brings harm to those whom we are mandated to protect.

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee is working to scale up protection from sexual exploitation and abuse across humanitarian response efforts. This website and global dashboard has been developed and managed through the support of UNICEF. It is dedicated to providing technical support and resources to practitioners, and to tracking inter-agency, collective progress across countries with a humanitarian response.