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31st Annual Meeting: Changing Humanitarian Action?

Despite the time, money and energy that is spent on change, there has been little attention paid to how change actually happens. This is the topic of our 31st Annual Meeting, held in Stockholm. 

Read the Meeting's background paper which outlines different models to understand change.


Evaluation resource of the month: IAHE video

This video provides an overview of three IASC inter-agency humanitarian evaluations of L-3 crises in the Philippines (Typhoon Haiyan) in 2014 and in the Central African Republic and South Sudan in 2015. These evaluations looked at how relevant and effective the responses were, and identified key lessons. 


WATCH THE VIDEO member resources 

New blog | Alice Obrecht, Research Fellow, ALNAP

The key to a successful new year's resolution is setting clear, realistic goals that can be tracked over time. Monitoring progress helps to track how well the resolution is being achieved and generate motivation. But, at the moment, it's not clear how the World Humanitarian Summit's Agenda for Humanity will be implemented and tracked. In her blog, Alice Obrecht argues that good data and evidence will be fundamental to making the WHS commitments a success, and suggests three ways to make this happen.



Stepping back: understanding cities and their systems

Urban disasters differ in some fundamentally important ways from rural disasters. In recent decades the rapid increase in the number of people living in cities has forced the humanitarian community to reconsider how best to respond. Recent research has identified the importance of working within existing systems and with local stakeholders in urban humanitarian response. Our new research seeks to understand: what is meant by urban systems and stakeholders, who is trying to understand what about urban systems and stakeholders and how, why this understanding is important, and how effective are existing tools/guidance in providing information about urban systems and stakeholders?

 Read more about our urban response research


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