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Evaluating Humanitarian Action using the OECD-DAC Criteria


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Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Author(s):Beck, T.
Date published:March 2006

This clearly-written guide provides practical support on how to use the OECD Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) criteria in evaluation of humanitarian action (EHA). It covers the following areas: 1) key themes and issues current in EHA, particularly lesson-learning, accountability and evaluation; 2) clear definitions for the OECD DAC criteria with explanation, issues to consider, and examples of good practice; 3) very brief guidelines for good practice in methods for the evaluation of humanitarian action. This short book provides the clearest definitions of the DAC evaluation criteria available anywhere.

This guide has been translated into Spanish and Japanese. Hard copies of the Spanish version are available free of charge from IECAH (Instituto de Estudios sobre Conflictos y Acción Humanitaria). Please email Camille Nussbaum. For a free hard copy in Japanese, please contact Shin Ohara at the Refugee Assistance Headquarters (RHQ).

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