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Using humanitarian evaluations


Interactive ALNAP Study
Using evaluation for a change:
Insights from humanitarian practitioners
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

20 October: 7 requirements for successful Third Party Monitoring (blog post from SAVE research project)

Dear colleagues, The SAVE research project has recently published a short blog post on Third Party Monitoring that we would like to share with you. You may read it online here<

19 October: How do we raise the profile of evidence and evaluation?

Thank you Catriona for this interesting post! Congratulations to you and the team on publishing Tearfund’s first Impact and Learning report and ‘inspiring change’. Well done! The Evaluation, Learning and Accountability (ELA) team at Action Against Hunger recognises how m...

19 October: How do we raise the profile of evidence and evaluation?

Reflections from Tearfund’s Impact and Effectiveness Unit Earlier this year, Tearfund published their first Impact and Learning report <> using evidence from evaluations to draw out impact themes and...

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