Appendix 1: PAF Analysis Tools


The Appendix 1: PAF Analysis Tools, includes the core tools of the PAF to use it in operation when organizing data and information for analysis. The tools support the in-depth contextualization of the PAF to given contexts and situations. It includes:

  • PAF Conceptual Framework and Descriptions
  • PAF Analysis Plan: set of macro-analytical questions, granular analytical questions and information needs suggested to adapt the PAF and organize data and information under each pillar
  • PAF Analysis Workflow: set of steps and activities suggested to undertake a protection analysis according to the PAF logic and structure
  • PAF Concepts Matrix: set of concepts to explore data and information for identifying threats, vulnerabilities and capacities


The questions provided by the PAF are not intended for primary data collection. The tools are designed to guide understanding of what is needed in the context to undertake a protection analysis.

The Appendix 1 is useful for: understanding how to operationalize the PAF approach in operations (specifically for information management experts).