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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

1 September: Resource(s) of the month: participatory evaluation

Dear CoP, My name is Sian and I recently completed my NOHA master in humanitarian action and I am now providing research assistance to finalise the EHA Guide and supporting this CoP. Here is your evaluation resource of the month. If you have any evalua...

12 August: Changes in the ALNAP Secretariat EHA team .. a personal message and a heartfelt thank you and "arrivederci"!

Dear CoP members, Some of you may already know that at the end of August I will be leaving my position in the ALNAP Secretariat to move back to Geneva. Looking back at the past four years, the ALNAP Secretariat has been on quite a journey in its humanitarian evaluation work st...

6 August: Evaluation v. Review?

Dear Lian A bit late but please find attached a note we developed in WFP to help colleagues to make the difference between evaluations and reviews and decide when to undertake one or another. Please note that it is a draft document. If you have any comment please do not hesitat...

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