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Improving the quality of evaluation of humanitarian action and their related research, learning activities is ALNAP’s first strategic focus area. This entails developing guidance on humanitarian evaluation, provide a repository of knowledge for the humanitarian system through the HELP library and offer a platform for evaluators to be in touch with their peers across the Network.


Evaluation of Humanitarian Action

The Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA) Guide supports specialists and non-specialists in every stage of an evaluation, from initial decision to dissemination.

Using evaluations

ALNAP has developed a simple framework that agencies can use to commission, conduct, and utilise evaluations in a more effective way.

Evaluating protection

Humanitarian evaluators don't have much guidance available on protection. ALNAP is doing research to identify the challenges on this front and develop guidance.

Real-time evaluations

Real-time evaluations (RTEs) are one of the most demanding due to time constraints. ALNAP's Guide on RTEs intends to help in the commission, oversight and conduction of these.


Meta-evaluations are increasingly being used to identify trends and quality in particular sectors. ALNAP has developed a Quality Pro Forma to aid this process.


Based on the ALNAP Pilot Guide on 'Evaluating Humanitarian Action', this e-learning course is the first to offer an overview of evaluation practice in humanitarian contexts.











You can connect with other evaluators in the ALNAP Network and ask questions about any EHA issues by joining the
Humanitarian Evaluation Community of Practice.

Latest discussions from the Humanitarian Evaluation Community of Practice

13 April: Seven years of Impact reporting at World Vision UK – what did we learn?

Seven years of Impact reporting at World Vision UK – what did we learn? I thought to share with you some of my observations from this journey; sharing how the impact report has evolved at World Vision UK and some of the challenges that we have faced. For the ...

1 February: Looking into presence? ALNAP webinar- Feb 8, 14:00 GMT

Good morning CoP! I was wondering: Have you ever had to map the presence of humanitarian actors, particularly at the level of a whole response? How is this evaluated? What are some recent evaluations where this was considered? Next week, we are hosting a webinar t...

26 January: failure report and simlar practices

Hi Wartini, It’s an excellent question, and one that we have seen many organisations grapple with when they try to encourage innovation and innovative activities across country teams. Even projects that are specifically funded as ‘innovations’ with a higher tolerance for risk ...

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