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Using humanitarian evaluations


Interactive ALNAP Study
Using evaluation for a change:
Insights from humanitarian practicioners
L'évaluation pour un vrai changement : Le point
de vue des praticiens humanitaires

Usando evaluaciones
para un cambio real: Perspectiva de los
especialistas humanitarios

Valid International
and ALNAP have developed 'Using evaluation for a change', an interactive study that aims to increase individuals', teams' and organisations' ability to commission, conduct, and utilise evaluations in a more effective way.

In June 2014, we hosted a webinar with the authors, Francesca Bonino and Alistair Hallam, introducing this interactive study.

Why a study on using evaluations?

For over seven years ALNAP has been involved in research to find out how the humanitarian system can benefit from evaluations and how barriers to utilising evaluation findings can be overcome. 

Significant evaluation expertise resides within the organisations that make up ALNAP’s Membership, and there is considerable untapped potential for cross-organisational learning in this area.

We have seen a significant increase in the quality and quantity of humanitarian evaluations over the past years. We have also witnessed a significant amount of learning that has taken place within organisations as to the best way to commission, carry-out and follow-up on evaluations. However, as Peta Sandison has stated in our 2006 Review of Humanitarian Action, it has become clear that opportunities to maximise benefit from evaluations are not always taken.


Latest discussions from the Humanitarian Evaluation Community of Practice

15 October: Showcasing your EHA work: ALNAP library and newsletter

Good afternoon CoP members, In honour of our 450th member - yes, 450 humanitarian evaluation professionals from all around the world are part of this CoP - we thought we would highlight some of the ways we can help showcase your EHA work here and more broadly through ALNAP. The E...

13 October: [Real-Time Evaluation] UNICEF experience in evaluating Typhoon Haiyan

Dear CoP Colleagues, On behalf of the UNICEF's Evaluation Office, I am very pleased to share a short Evaluation Brief<> that summarizes the results of the Real-Time Evaluation (RTE) of UNICEF&#...

9 October: Join us at the 3ie London Evidence Week, 13-17 October, 2014

*3ie London Evidence Week, 13-17 October, 2014* The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) <> will be hosting a series of events in London between 13 and 17 October 2014, on the importance of evidence in informing policy...

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