This 3ie working paper examines the extend to which impact evaluation methods can provide evidence to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency in humanitarian action.
In this review, Action Against Hunger (ACF) looks at responses from 15 agencies on their intentions for evaluation and the data that they are collecting.
This guide helps evaluation managers to commission and oversee, and team leaders to conduct, Real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses. A RTE is a rapid participatory exercise carried out during the early stages of a humanitarian response. RTEs differ from other forms of evaluation because its products are intended to be used in real-time.
This companion to the ALNAP EHA Guide offers protection-specific insights for evaluations and evaluation commissioners across the humanitarian sector. Challenges addressed include those arising from the multi-faceted nature of protection activities, the difficulty of understanding cause-effect relationships underlying protection risks, and the challenges of accessing and managing very sensitive data.
This comprehensive guide covers all steps of the evaluation process while providing real-life examples, practical tips, definitions and step-by-step advice. This guide is available in English, Français and Espagnol.
ALNAP is delighted to launch the ‘Evaluation of Humanitarian Action’ theme page in partnership with BetterEvaluation. We hope that this page will serve as a useful directory for evaluators and commissioners alike who are looking for guidance and help with navigating the choppy waters of Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA). We welcome you to explore!
Humanitarian action is any activity taken with the objective of saving lives, alleviating suffering, and maintaining human dignity during and after human-induced crises and disasters resulting from natural hazards. Humanitarian action also includes prevention and preparation for these. Humanitarian action includes both the provision of assistance (such as food, healthcare and shelter) and the protection of crisis-affected populations from violations of their rights (as defined by human rights law, international humanitarian law, and refugee law, see ALNAP, 2016).
This paper outlines the findings from the Joint After Action Review conducted to evaluate the response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Four organisations participated in the review with a goal of improving their joint performance during humanitarian crises.
This guide provides practical support on how to use the OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) criteria in evaluation of humanitarian action (EHA). It offers clear definitions for the OECD DAC criteria with explanations, issues to consider, and examples of good practice.