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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 September: seeking good practice examples of evaluation when access is constrained

Dear Margie Please see the paper below, Box 4: Case Study: The End of an NGO? The Need for Timely Monitoring & Reporting, page 5 Tini Wartini Pramana <...

20 September: seeking good practice examples of evaluation when access is constrained

Many of us are aware of, and have had to deal with, the challenges of evaluating in contexts where access is constrained, usually in conflict crises. In many ways this seems to be at the cutting edge of EHA, where evaluators and agencies are having to be particularly crea...

16 September: What is interesting about your evaluation report?

Thank you Ralf. It looks like a good ressource. All the best, Mikkel

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