The post-incident analysis is an independent report meant to determine whether the response to a crisis or critical incident, was conducted in the safest and most efficient manner. The analysis kicks off with the After Action Review or AAR. The AAR is a formal debrief carried out soon after the event while all participants in the incident, including those from other agencies, are still available and memories are fresh. The AAR does not require outside experts.
The AAR together with support documents and additional interviews at a later stage form the Post Incident Analysis Report. The report is built around three main questions: 1. What worked well, and why? 2. What did not work well? 3. What can be improved, and how?
The Post Incident Analysis Report is a very powerful tool for change notably to assess if the organization lived up towards its duty of care. The report is not to evaluate individual performance or for assigning credit or blame; to do so will kill the process.
Praeventia carried out post-incident analyis in:
2015 South Sudan
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