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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

22 July: Resource of the month - This CoP (cheeky, I know)

Dear (over 600) CoP members, Yes, over 600 humanitarian evaluation practitioners! So, I am being cheeky by sharing our own CoP as a resource of the month as a bit of a refresher/introduction to the group. Did you know that the CoP is no...

10 April: Welcome new and old to CoP - what we do and how you can take part!

Hello CoP Members! Behind the scenes, there has been a surge in requests to join this humanitarian evaluation CoP. This is, for the most part, due to the launch of the ALNAP-UNICEF Introduction to EHA e-learning course. So, we thought it would be a good opportunity to welcome ...

29 June: What is your 2 min 'evaluation pitch'?

Dear Alexandra and all, Here is my 3-sentence person-in-the-street explanation on what I do as an evaluation professional: I ask people who work for peace and justice what questions they need answered in order to do a better job. Then I get the necessary informati...

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