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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

4 August: Call for Evaluations_ALNAP 2018 State of the Humanitarian System

Dear CoP Members, ALNAP would like your help. Work has started on the 2018 iteration of the ALNAP State of the Humanitarian System<> report, the biggest and most comprehensive review of humanitarian performance worldwide....

23 June: Bringing value back: Making sure project learnings get heard

Dear Humanitarian Evaluation Community of Practice, I've recently joined the CoP from War Child Holland's Lebanon office, where I am the Research, Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor. A few months back our unit was tasked with producing an "internal self-reflectio...

21 June: evaluation budget for conflict affected areas

Hi Wartini I have done a number of humanitarian evaluations in restricted areas (3 in Somalia, 2 in Sudan, 1 in DRC), for UN agencies and an international NGO. I fully agree with all the comments made by Mike and Lewis in terms of value added, premiums on fees and the overall ...

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