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needs assessment

An analysis of requirements. It determines what people, functions or systems are currently lacking in order to achieve the goals of an organization. A needs assessment also prioritizes the requirements so that the most glaring deficiency can be fulfilled first.
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Request For Proposals for Capacity Need Assessment of the District Planning Committees (DPCs) in India under the GOI-UNDP Project, Strengthening Capacities for Decentralized Planning%
ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Participants of a seminar on Health and need assessment of Afghan refugees in Pakistan were of the view that Afghan refugees should go back to their homeland.

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