Evaluation of Somalia Drought Response 2011/12 Using Oxfam GB's Global Humanitarian Indicator Tool

Author(s)
Featherstone, A.
Language
English
Pages
39pp
Date published
01 Feb 2012
Type
Evaluation reports
Keywords
Disasters, Evaluation-related
Countries
Somalia
Organisations
Oxfam

As part of a wider organisational undertaking to better capture and communicate the effectiveness of its work, a decision was taken for Oxfam GB to pilot a new evaluative method to assess the quality of targeted humanitarian responses.

This method uses a global humanitarian indicator tool which is intended to enable Oxfam GB to estimate how many disaster-affected men and women globally have received humanitarian aid from Oxfam GB that meets establishes standards for excellence. Equally importantly, it enables Oxfam GB to identify the areas of comparative weakness on a global scale that require institutional attention and resources for improvement.

This tool consists of 12 quality standards with associated benchmarks, and a scoring system. It requires documented evidence, complemented by verbal evidence, to be collected and analysed against these benchmarks. A score is generated for the programme’s results against each standard and as a cumulative total.