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Using Evidence in Humanitarian Resource Allocation

Wednesday 12 October 2016

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New, Follow Up Questions: the webinar pannelists have answered additional questions that were submitted during the webinar, but that didn't make it to broadcast. You can read their answers here.

The overarching goal of humanitarian assistance is to allocate funding according to need. But in order to make a good job of this, humanitarian donors need evidence on needs, context, and the cost, quality and effectiveness of different intervention types.

This webinar looked at how evidence is used in donor decision making and priority setting, and the approaches that some donors have taken to improve the use of evidence in their funding allocations.

What questions are donors seeking to answer when deciding how to allocate funds and set spending priorities? What tools are they using to do this in an evidence-driven way? Why is there such an interest in randomized control trials?

Watch the webinar to find out more.

Bridging the Evidence Gap, ALNAP's latest webinar series, will highlight new tools, research and initiatives which have taken on a more evidence-driven approach to humanitarian action. Through this series we will explore the methodologies and creative designs on the cutting edge and their direct relevance to practitioners. You can find out more about the series here.


Alice Obrecht

Research Fellow


Charlotte Lattimer

Development Initiatives

Chloe Parrish

Development Initiatives

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