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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

21 May: CPMERG Webinar invite CP MERG _27 May 14.00 UK time - on ALNAP scoping paper on evaluating protection in HA + WVI on Emergency Developmental Assets Profile (EmDAP)

Dear EHA CoP members, Many of you know that ALNAP is currently working to develop a pilot guidance on evaluating protection in humanitarian contexts following a working paper that was published in December last year scoping the issue. You can access the scoping paper he...

12 May: Resource of the month - The Essentials: A chart choosing tool

Hello from (chilly) Atlantic Canada! Here is our second evaluation resource of the month. I am quite pleased with this find. Enjoy! Have you seen the Essentials<> by Ann Emery? What is it? This is a very slick web...

6 May: [EHA Guide] validation workshop discussion + revision process what to expect

Dear all, The feedback validation workshop marked a central element within the pilot process of the ALNAP Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA) Guide. The event is an example for how you can bring in the “wisdom of the group” for improving your process and product. Additiona...

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